Wednesday, March 04, 2009
Cricket, A Dangerous Game
Or, at least when played in Pakistan. For that matter, anything you do in Pakistan comes with huge risks these days. When the rest of the world refused to play cricket in Pakistan, the Sri Lankan team said 'No' to that boycott. The Sri Lankans wanted to show their support for Pakistan and its cricket fans. Little did they know they would be punished for their empathy. In hindsight, the Sri Lankan team should have insisted on playing cricket in Pakistan how George W. Bush played in Pakistan i.e., in the boundary of their embassy.
Photo of Sri Lankan Cricket team leaving Qaddafi Stadium in army helicopter, courtesy of AP.
Photo of President Bush playing cricket in the US Embassy in Islamabad, courtesy of