Zimbabwe on a historic tour

Published on May 19, 2015 13:31:08 PM
The Zimbabwe cricket team landed at Allama Iqbal International Airport in Pakistan in the early hours of Tuesday, becoming the first Full-member country to visit militancy-wracked South Asian country since 2009.

Zimbabwe will play two T20s and three ODIs in a mini-series amid extensive security involving, with thousands of police deployed and constant surveillance by commandos and helicopters.

Pakistan has remained a no-go destination for major international teams since 2009, when gun wielding militants attacked the Sri Lankan team bus by RPG and machine-guns, while it was en route to the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore for the third day of the second Test.

Six police and two civilians were killed during the attack, and some players were injured at Liberty roundabout, located a kilometre and a half from the stadium.