The Sri Lankan cricket team was attacked in Lahore injuring 7 players and killing five policemen. Is this the end of international cricket in Pakistan as we know it? Hosting the next World Cup is definitely out; and if it isn’t India should not go to Pakistan even if it is the goddamn final. It definitely puts a big question mark on those who had claimed that we should keep cricket and politics separate. Imagine the furore in India if any Indian players were attacked in Pakistan in the days following the Mumbai terror attack.
Imran Khan who had claimed that cricketers will never be harmed no matter how bad the situation got in Pakistan is eating his words now. The paranoid Australians come off quite wise now. It is time to quit trying all the people-to-people contact with Pakistan because it is clearly not working and Pakistanis have to get their shit together first because right now, it isn’t clear who exactly is running the country. In my opinion, like communism, Pakistan is a failed idea although I don’t know how to fix it.