PAK vs AUS: Police conduct extensive search operation in Karachi ahead of second Test. During the first Test in Rawalpindi, a bomb detonated in Peshawar.
Following the recent bomb blasts in Peshawar, police and concerned authorities are working to ensure that such an incident does not derail Australia’s historic cricket tour to Pakistan. The two teams are now on their way to Karachi for the second Test of the three-match series.
The police, in collaboration with the Sindh Rangers. Conducted a large-scale joint search across Karachi, including the areas surrounding the National Stadium, where the second Test will be played. According to a Sindh Rangers spokesperson. The operation carried out to review the security measures in place for the Australian Cricket Team.
The Australian team was in Pakistan at the time of the Peshawar mosque bombings. Playing the first Test in Rawalpindi, about 200 kilometers away.
PAK vs AUS: Extensive search operation in Karachi ahead of 2nd Test
Australia’s visit to Pakistan is the country’s first since 1999. Due to the 2009 attacks on the Sri Lankan cricket team, which was touring the country at the time. The south-east Asian country has struggled to host their home games in the country. The team was attacked while traveling in their team bus from their hotel to the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.
Since the unfortunate incident, international teams have avoided touring Pakistan, and the PCB has even lost the right to co-host the World Cup in 2011. However, international cricket has gradually returned to the country in recent years. Notably, New Zealand was one of the first major teams to agree to travel to Pakistan for an away series last year.
They ended up canceling the tour and leaving the country just before the first match of the series after receiving threats via email. A similar incident occurred with the current Australian tour contingent when one of their players. Ashton Agar’s wife, received death threats on Instagram, which were later dismissed by the relevant authorities as not being a real threat or anything posing a risk.