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Cricket is facing its worst innings in Pakistan with yesterday’s brazen attack on the Sri Lankan team touring the nation. Around a dozen heavily armed gunmen launched a commando-style assault which left six policemen and two bystanders dead, and injuring seven players and officials. In scenes similar to the recent terror attacks in Mumbai, the gunmen opened fire with AK-47s, grenades and a rocket-launcher, as the team’s bus drove to the 60,000-seater Gaddafi stadium in Lahore. Dr Michael Roberts – Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Adelaide, is a Sri Lankan-Australian with a keen interest in the sport and the politics in it. He begins with his opinion on the reasons behind this attack.

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