Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Terror hits Cricket

The dastardly act of attacking the SriLankan cricketers poses a serious question whether International cricket will take place in Pakistan at all hereafter. Cricketers world over are shaken by this act of terrorism in Lahore, Pakistan. It was sheer providence that the SL cricketers escaped with minor injuries but the whole lot looked shaken and terrified by what hit them.

India was supposed to have gone to Pakistan to play cricket during January but the Indian Government rightly decided to call off the trip after the Mumbai 26/11 incident. It was clear that security measures leaves a lot to be desired in Pakistan especially when the State doesn’t seem to have control. The Taliban and allied forces pose a grave threat and the present Government in Pakistan doesn’t seem to have a clue in tackling such a situation.
The Government in Pakistan will have to wake up to realities and act tough lest they lose face with the International community. Terrorist camps and organization in Pakistan will have to be erased and terrorism should be nipped in the bud. The proximity of Pakistan poses a serious threat to India especially with the freewheeling terrorist and organization. One hopes that the Pakistan Government realizes the seriousness of the situation and act accordingly and swiftly to wipe out terrorism in the area