LAHORE: Sri Lanka’s baseball team on Monday visited famous Liberty (Square) Chowk here, where their national cricket team was assaulted by terrorists two years before, to give acknowledgment to the martyred City policeman who gives up their lives in order to put away the guest cricketers from the terrorist’s range.
The team visited Liberty Chowk along with President of the Pakistan Baseball Federation Mr. Shaukat Javed and Secretary Khawar Shah. They experiential a minute’s quiet on the time and laid down bouquets of flowers on the memorial.
Two years back on March 3, 2009, eight policemen were killed on spot while numerous were wounded as well as some players of the Sri Lankan team and a Pakistan umpire who later passed away as terrorists opened flames on the Sri Lankan team bus heading towards the Gaddafi Stadium.
After that horrible occasion all the foreign countries congested sending their sports teams to Pakistan on numerous occasions. The Sri Lankan baseball team boss K. Rajith said the major reason of visiting the location was to disburse appreciation to the policemen, who sacrificed their lives to protected the Sri Lankan cricketers.
Rajith accredited that the Sri Lankan Baseball team was set with excellent security during their tour here and added that they have enjoyed a lot this tour. He urges other sports teams to visit Pakistan, particularly his Sri Lankan cricket team.
Shaukat Javed alleged the administration of Punjab provided State level security as the baseball competition was held effectively, hoping other honorable teams would also begin on the road to Pakistan soon.
Shaukat Javed, who was Ex-Inspector General Punjab Police when the Sri Lankan cricket team toured first to play a One-day International series, but afterward he was detached after the Governor Raaj was forced in Punjab. During that time the Sri Lankan squad another time came to Pakistan to play a two-match Test series. Though, on the third day of the second Test at Lahore the horrible occasion took place, Sri Lankans immediately ended the Test tour suddenly as the team shifted through helicopters to PAF Base Lahore where they rushed back to Sri Lanka the same day.