The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has invested in four bullet-proof buses to help bring international cricket in the country back to life. The move has been prompted because overseas teams have in large part neglected to come to Pakistan since 2009, when gunmen attacked a bus with Sri Lankan cricketers on board, injuring six of the players and killing two civilians and six security guards.
Since then, Pakistan has been forced to play all their home matches in the United Arab Emirates and, apart from Zimbabwe’s limited overs tour that took place last year, international cricket has not been much of a fixture in the country, the Daily Telegraph reports.
A spokesman for the PCB told ESPNcricinfo: “We have bought these four Coaster buses as part of our efforts to revive international cricket in the country. There will be high expectations from teams willing to visit Pakistan and we want to ensure that we provide them with the best possible arrangements.”
The representative went on to add that the PCB is now keen to hold the final of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in the country. The inaugural edition took place in the UAE at the start of this year.
There are currently five franchises in the PSL, with each one owned and controlled by investors instead of the teams owned independently. It was officially launched in September last year, with the league beginning on February 4th 2016.
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