The Wild East: Cricketers Shot At

Dude, the cricketers have been shot at? In Pakistan, yes. Now wait a minute, whenever we hear about injuries to cricketers in India and Pakistan its mostly injuries to their own cricketers at the handsof enraged fans.

But why in the world would anybody in Pakistan shoot to kill Sri Lankan cricketers? Thats just really strange. At least four players are reported injured. Among them Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene (reported shot to the leg), Thilan Samaraweera and Ajantha Mendis.

Effectively the cream of the crop. A pre emptive strike prior to the world cup? maybe cricket is taking a turn for the ugly.

The actual motives for such a strike are extremely unclear. If it was a terrorist group in Pakistan would they really attack the Sri Lankan cricket team? I cant think of any reasons for that.

It could be an attack by the LTTE. They could easily establish contacts there.

Or it could also be a plot to discredit Pakistan even further. Perhaps a counter move as revenge to the Mumbai attacks?

All we can do is speculate. And hope the truth will come to light soon.

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3 comments
  1. PseudoRandom said:

    I’m more inclined to think of it as revenge for Mumbai than a Tiger attack – not their style no?

    Apparently 5 Pakistani cops have been killed so I’m inclined to think that our boys were not the exclusive target.

  2. TheWhacksteR said:

    yeah well the LTTE rationale seemed a bit far fethced to me as well. we wont know till we get to the bottom of this. if we ever do

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