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Cricket security officials will gather in Bangladesh later this week to decide whether it is safe to stage the World Twenty20 there. They may decide on a last-ditch switch to another country, possibly Sri Lanka, if there are enough concerns that it will be dangerous to run a tournament in the cities of Dhaka and Chittagong, where there has been severe civil unrest recently.

Leading article: A stand-off that threatens to destabilise not only Pakistan

President Zardari must honour his promise to reinstate the judges

Pakistani opposition leader defies house arrest

A spokesman for Nawaz Sharif says the Pakistani opposition leader left his residence this morning in defiance of an order placing him under house arrest.

PCB lodge complaint over Broad comments

The Pakistan Cricket Board has lodged an official complaint to the ICC over match referee Chris Broad's remarks complaining about insufficient security for officials during last week's terror attack in Lahore.

The Last Word: Forget cares of the world? You can forget that

Near a place called Liberty Square last Monday, sport lost its freedom. The devastating attack on Sri Lanka's cricket team in Lahore will change the terms of engagement for players and spec- tators for as long as terrorism exists. Sadly, it threatens to stretch generations into the distance, way beyond the horizon of the foreseeable future.

Brian Viner: Pakistan to play Australia in England

The Last Word

Letters: Terrorism in Lahore

Sport can transcend hatred and violence

Andrew Buncombe: Well-trained, motivated and on the rise. But who are these militants?

The images are nothing short of terrifying. A dozen well-trained, well-armed men fanning out and taking up their positions with consummate ease and expertise. Nothing could be more different than the grainy CCTV footage of a single truck lurching up to the gate of a five-star hotel and its driver arguing with the security guards and, five minutes later, a massive bomb exploding.

Suspicions grow that attack was 'inside job'

Conspiracy theories fuelled by security lapses as hunt for gunmen continues

Patrick Cockburn: My day with the terror 'charity' working 15 miles from Lahore

Militant fundamentalists do not hide themselves away in Lahore. Soon after the attack on Mumbai which killed 171 people last November, I was talking to several young militants in a house in an alleyway near Muridke, a complex of schools and clinics run by Jamaat-ud-Dawa, a civilian front organisation for Lashkar-e-Toiba, 15 miles north of Lahore.

Suspects arrested over cricket team ambush

Pakistani police arrested "some suspects" today in connection with the attack on Sri Lanka's cricket team.

'They just kept firing. All I could hear was bullets'

As they drove through Lahore to the Gaddafi Stadium, the players' minds were on the sporting battle that lay ahead. Then the firing began, and another chapter was written in Pakistan's bloody history

Leading article: Pakistan must not capitulate to destructive extremism

The forces of moderation in the country need international support

The day of tragedy that changes cricket forever

Attack on Sri Lankan team means international game will not be played in Pakistan for years to come / Indian Premier League under threat of cancellation after government fails to guarantee players' safety

Attack brings terror to quiet Lahore neighbourhood

Blood, broken glass and a pack of playing cards lay on the road near Pakistan's main cricket stadium today after gunmen brought terror to the city of Lahore with an attack on Sri Lanka's cricket team.

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