PCB finally gives compensation year after attack on Sri Lankan team

Over an year after the brazen terror attack on the visiting Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has finally distributed compensation to the family members of those security officials and others killed in the terror strike.

PCB chairman Ijaz Butt handed over cheques of different amounts to family members of Zafar Khan, the driver of the match official’s van, Mudassar Nadeem and Zafar Iqbal, traffic wardens who were deployed at Lahore’s Liberty chowk on March 3, 2009, the day the attack took place.

The compensation money was collected from the warm-up match played between India Pakistan and ahead of the ICC T20 World Championship in 2009 in England, The Nation reports.

Five policemen were killed and six members of the Sri Lankan cricket team were injured in the terror attack carried out by 12 gunmen carrying rocket launchers and grenades.

The attack took place just 500 yards from the Gaddafi stadium where the first Test between Sri Lanka and Pakistan was being played. (ANI)

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