Pakistan Welcomes Zimbabwean Cricketers Amid Tight Security

The first international cricketers to set foot in Pakistan for six years have been greeted with intense excitement – and massive security – by a country that hopes a trouble-free tour will help end its pariah status in the cricketing world.
Pakistan has not hosted top-level international cricket since Sri Lankan players were attacked by gunmen in 2009 as they approached Gaddafi stadium in Lahore.
But early on Tuesday morning more than 60 police vans and a helicopter overwatch escorted the Zimbabwean team from Lahore’s airport to a city hotel. “ Subhan Ahmed, chief operating officer of the Pakistan cricket board said, We are so grateful to the Zimbabwe cricket board for sending their team and for trusting us.”