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A Pakistani policeman stands guard outside the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium
Sri Lanka’s cricket team arrived in Lahore under heavy security Sunday to play the final Twenty20 of a three-match series, eight years after they were attacked by gunmen there. The team and their officials were taken to a five-star hotel in a bomb-proof bus with hundreds of security guards on the roads and at the resort. International cricket was suspended in Pakistan after the 2009 gun attack on the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore, which left eight people killed and seven visiting players and their staff members injured.
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Sri Lanka – the first major team to visit the country since the incident – will play a Twenty20 match on Sunday evening before flying back to Colombo via Dubai. Several Sri Lankan players and officials, including survivors who came under gunfire in 2009 and their head coach, had opted out of the Twenty20 fixture after some voiced concern about security.
Pakistani soldiers patrol outside the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium ahead of the T20 cricket match against Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka played two Tests, five one-day internationals and the first two Twenty20 matches of the series in the United Arab Emirates, Pakistan’s neutral venue since 2009. In the last eight years Pakistan have only hosted minnows Zimbabwe in 2015, the final of Pakistan Super League and a three-match Twenty20 series against a World XI — comprised of players from seven countries — earlier this year. Sri Lankan all-rounder Thisara Perera, appointed captain of the new-look team, said it was great to be back. “It’s nice to be in Pakistan again,” said Perera, who was part of the World XI last month. “We are thankful for a warm welcome and will do our best to entertain the crowd with some good cricket.”
Pakistani soldiers arrive at the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium
Sri Lanka’s sports minister Dayasiri Jayasekera and Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) President Thilanga Sumathipala are also on the tour while a two-member security delegation is in Lahore for the last two days to oversee security arrangements.
“We are thankful to the Sri Lankan team for coming to Pakistan and I request the fans to support both the teams during the match,” said Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed, whose team also arrived from Dubai early Sunday.
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Heavy security with air surveillance will be in place during the match with fans having to go through various check points and body searches.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) hopes a safe tour by Sri Lanka will help them convince the West Indies to visit for three Twenty20 internationals next month.
“It’s a historic moment,” PCB chairman Najam Sethi told AFP on Friday. “With improved security we hope fully-fledged international cricket will return to Pakistan in the next two years.”
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Security man arrested after ‘using Blackburn Rovers camera to spy on 12-year-old girl in her bedroom’
A man has been arrested after allegedly using Blackburn Rovers1 stadium security cameras to spy on a 12-year-old girl in her bedroom. The girl’s father said he contacted police after spotting a camera on a 30ft pole directed at their house near the football stadium in Blackburn, Lancashire. He said his daughter has been left deeply shaken by the incident and now hides in a corner so she cannot be seen,
He said: My daughter was sat in the corner the other night and when I asked what she was doing she said it was so He couldn t see her.”
Ewood Park, Blackburn Rover’s home ground (Image: Getty Images Europe) The girl’s father said he contacted police after spotting a camera on a 30ft pole directed at their house (file pic) (Image: EyeEm)
The unnamed dad said he spotted the camera’s ‘unusual positioning’ when he was drawing the curtains one night. He added: I thought it was weird.
A few days later I checked and it was in the same position . It really worried me.
He said he wants answers and to know whether there were any checks done on the alleged offenders’ background before he was employed.
Lancashire Police said a 54-year-old man from Accrington was arrested and released pending further inquiries (file pic) (Image: The Image Bank)
Lancashire Police said a 54-year-old man from Accrington was arrested on suspicion of voyeurism and has been released under investigation pending further enquiries.
A Blackburn Rovers spokesman said: “The club is aware of an incident involving the employee of an external contractor.
“The matter is currently subject to a police investigation and therefore we are unable to comment further at this time.”