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Chris Broad, the former England batsman turned match referee who escaped unhurt from the commando-style ambush on the Sri Lankan cricket squad, voiced his anger today at the failures of the Pakistan security forces.
Broad…castigated Pakistan for not providing the “presidential-style security” that had been promised. He accused the security services of fleeing from the attack and leaving the match-officials van as “sitting ducks”
He also refuted reports that he had been a hero and had helped to save the life of the Pakistani umpire Ahsan Raza, who remains in a critical condition in a Lahore hospital. “I wasn’t a hero, I was lying on the van floor,” he said.
Although still unaware of reports that Pakistan had been forewarned of a potential terrorist attack, Broad’s anger was palpable.
“After the incident there was not a sign of a policemen anywhere,” he said. “They had clearly gone, left the scene and left us to be sitting ducks. I am extremely angry that we were promised high-level security and in our hour of need that security vanished and we were left open to anything that the terrorists wanted.
“I am extremely fortunate to be here today. Questions need to be asked of Pakistan security. They promised security and it wasn’t there when we needed it.
RTFA. A tale of undisciplined and incompetent Pakistan security forces. The survivors are lucky the thugs who attacked weren’t thorough. I wouldn’t trust Pakistan police with guarding cheese from an aardvark.