Lahore bomb blast was carried out to disrupt PSL 2022 and Australia’s Pakistan tour: Federal Minister Rasheed Ahmed

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The Australian side will embark on a tour of Pakistan for 3 Tests, 3 ODIs as well as a T20I solitary match in March this year.

Pakistani cricket team. (Photo by MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP via Getty Images)

There was a deadly bomb attack that killed 3 people and injured nearly 30 people in the city of Lahore in Pakistan. And, Federal Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed believed that one of the main motives behind the bomb blast was to prevent the 7th edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) as well as the Australian tour to Pakistan.

PSL 2022 is scheduled to start in 5 more days, on January 27, 2022, and will last for a month, with the final set to be played on February 27, 2022.

“The enemy is trying to destabilize Pakistan after peace returns to the country. One of the motives behind the explosion could be to create obstacles for the PSL and the Australian visit, but we would not let that happen,” Saama tv quoted Rasheed Ahmed as saying.

Australia’s historic tour of Pakistan

The Australian side will embark on a tour of Pakistan for 3 Tests, 3 ODIs as well as a T20I solitary match in March this year. It will be a historic occasion as it is the first time in over two decades that the Australian cricket team will travel to Pakistan for a series.

Also, Australian player Usman Khawaja, who is of Pakistani descent, said the best way to give back to the game of cricket is for Australian cricketers to tour Pakistan. Adding that Pakistanis have been deprived of cricket action for a long time, Khawaja concluded by saying that the series should be held for the good of all youngsters in Pakistan.

“I don’t think there’s a better way to give back to the game than to tour a country like Pakistan which has been deprived for so long. So hopefully we go there not just to me, but for Pakistani cricket and all those young boys and girls there. We actually inspire a generation by just going back there,” Usman Khawaja concluded.

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