Pakistan to buy bulletproof buses

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Published: Thursday, October 25, 2012, 13:26 [IST]
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Pakistan to buy bulletproof buses

Lahore, Oct 25: So, how do you bring back international cricket to Pakistan? Answer is buy bulletproof buses to ensure safety of cricketers, that is according to the Pakistan Cricket Board.

This is what the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided in a meeting on Wednesday. The PCB unanimously agreed to buy bulletproof buses.

"To ensure best security protocols for the international teams, the board unanimously approved the purchase of bulletproof buses to enable the PCB to achieve higher security measures for the visiting teams," a PCB media release said.

"This stadium, when complete, with a capacity of 50,000, will be the biggest cricket stadium in Pakistan. For this purpose the PCB has already taken over a piece of land measuring 35 acres (14 hectares) in Islamabad," the release added.

Sri Lankan team bus was attacked by terrorists in 2009 in Lahore as they were on their way to the Gadaffi stadium for a Test match. Since then international teams have refused to travel to Pakistan.

Last week, a World International XI played two exhibition Twenty20 games against Pakistan XI, hoping to bring back international cricket to the nation.


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