Suicide bombing does not stop Pakistan vs Zimbabwe final ODI match

Pakistani cricketers Shoaib Malik (2-R) and Haris Sohail (L) shake hands with Zimbabwean cricketers at the end of the second One Day International (ODI) cricket match between Pakistan and Zimbabwe at the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium in Lahore on May 29, 2015. Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by six wickets in the second day-night international in Lahore on May 29, winning their first series in 17 months by a 2-0 margin. (AFP)

The Pakistan Cricket Board says the third and final one-day international against Zimbabwe will go ahead on Sunday at the Gaddafi Stadium despite security concerns after a suicide bomber blew himself up close to the stadium on Friday night during the second ODI.

PCB spokesman Agha Akbar says, "the incident hasn't affected the tour and Zimbabwe will play its last match of the tour as planned."
Information minister Pervez Rashid told Geo TV that a police officer was killed and six were wounded in the incident.

A loud explosion was heard inside the stadium and initially police had claimed it was caused by electric transformer in an apparent bid to avoid panic inside the stadium where at least 20,000 spectators were watching the second ODI.


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