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Tuesday 19 November 2019
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Pakistan-Zimbabwe cricket series continues despite bombing

Pakistan-Zimbabwe cricket series continues despite bombing

Pakistan will host a third and final one-day cricket match against Zimbabwe on Sunday despite a bomb attack near the venue on Friday, officials say.A policeman was killed and six wounded when the bomber blew himself up during the second game in Lahore.

Initially, police said the blast had been accidental. The teams played on.Until the current tour, there had been no international cricket in Pakistan since a bus carrying the Sri Lankan team was attacked in Lahore in 2009.

Six Pakistani policemen and two civilians, including the driver of a minibus containing the game’s umpires, were killed that day, while several Sri Lanka players sustained minor injuries.Since then, Pakistan have played their “home” matches at neutral venues such as the United Arab Emirates.

Commenting on Friday’s explosion, a spokesman for the Pakistan Cricket Board said: “The incident has not affected the tour. Zimbabwe’s tour will continue.”The players, he added, were satisfied with security arrangements against of Sunday’s final one-day international.


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