In a dramatic turn of events, an explosion near the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore which was initially said to be due to a transformer blast is now said to be due to a suicide attack. As per the latest reports coming in, a sub inspector and several other people were killed.
The PCB though states that the tour will go ahead as planned and the final call will be taken once the meeting between the Zimbabwean officials and the players takes place this afternoon.
A PCB spokesman was quoted saying, “We heard a blast during the match yesterday. We do not know what it was,” a Zimbabwe team spokesman said. “We have held a team meeting to inform everyone that our hosts are coming this afternoon to talk to us about the incident.”
“The incident happened away from the main premises and nothing is affected.” “The tour will go ahead as planned and the Zimbabwe team will continue with their usual activities today, though they are not training today. They will play the third match on Sunday and subsequently will fly back in the wee hours of Monday.
As the players left the stadium for the hotel, they were told that it was a low intensity transformer blast. This was said to make sure that there was no panic in the Zimbabwean and Pakistani camps.
The blast took place barely 800 meters away from Gaddafi stadium. The explosion of the blast was audible in the stadium and in the press box as well.