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Safety of Sri Lankan cricket team puts Pakistan security to the test

Terrorist attack on Sri Lankan bus a decade ago still haunts the game

The Sri Lankan cricket board announced that 10 leading players have pulled out of the Pakistan tour, effectively reducing the team to a B-side.   © Reuters

BANGKOK -- Sri Lanka's national cricket team arrived in Pakistan to a warm welcome this week, but worries about its safety threaten to overshadow its two-week tour as memories of a terror attack a decade ago remain fresh.

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