Pakistan has failed its final test in world cricket: keeping foreign cricketers safe on its soil. Sri Lankan team members were shot at last night on the way to a match for doing something that is liked and allows Pakistan to masquerade as a civilised country.
The details show a planned and targeted attack on foreigners rather than the Home Team:
"We are assessing the situation," Ejaz Butt, Pakistan cricket board chief, said.
"There were 12 masked gunmen," Habib-ur Rehman, police chief, said, adding that police battled against the assailants for about 25 minutes.
"They appeared to be well-trained terrorists. They came on rickshaws. They were armed with rockets, hand grenades, kalashnikovs."
The final victims of this outrage are the Pakistanis themselves, as any fans will find that they have to travel abroad to see their team play. No foreign team will put the safety of its players at risk. One up for the terrorists whose idea of fun is virgins in the hereafter.