Cricket has been closed in Pakistan for 6 years due to security reasons. Bilateral series has started again there since last few years. They are also responsible for organizing the Asia Cup this year. But the safety of the cricketers is again in question. 8 CCTV cameras were stolen from outside Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. The stadium authorities could not give any answer as to who is behind it.
According to a Pakistani newspaper, the match was between Lahore Qalandars and Peshawar Zalmi in the Pakistan Super League. Before that, 8 CCTV cameras installed outside Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore disappeared. Not only the camera, but also the fiber cable and generator connected to the camera were taken away by the thieves. The stadium authorities do not understand how such a big theft took place on top of the security ring of the stadium. An investigation into the incident has started.
Lahore theft raised Pakistan’s security norms ahead of Asia Cup
In 2009, militants attacked the bus of Sri Lankan cricketers on their way from this Lahore hotel to the Gaddafi Stadium. The cricketers narrowly escaped with their lives. Six cricketers suffered from injuries. Six security guards and two civilians lost their lives. After this incident, all countries stopped visiting Pakistan. Pakistan played their home games in the United Arab Emirates. Cricket started taking place again in Pakistan since 2015. Countries like Australia, England visited Pakistan last year. Meanwhile, the question about the security of that country arose again.
Pakistan will host The Asia Cup this year. But India objected to play in that country. BCCI has demanded to hold the competition in another country. But the Pakistan Cricket Board is adamant about organizing the competition. In this situation, the Asian Cricket Council may decide that all the countries except India will go to Pakistan to play the Asia Cup. India will play in UAE. But in the midst of it, the theft of CCTV camera of the stadium, and Pakistan’s face was burnt to some extent.
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