As a long and very passionate fan of Cricket and the Pakistan Team, I would like to sincerely apolagise to the great people of Sri Lanka, not least their cricketers.
In a time of isolation and confusion the Pakistan Cricket team was really down and under for being left on the sideline for 12 months. Many Pakistani supporters have been depressed at the sight of their nation who has a history of producing some of the greatest cricketers of all time being left in the wilderness.
Australia, England, India and other nations refused to come and play in Pakistan. Most Pakistanis saw this as a betrayel to their nation from its cricketing world community. Never in a million years would any Pakistani believe a cricketer or team would be harmed in Pakistan.
Then came along Mr Arjuna Ranatunga who insisted Sri Lanka would not hesitate to tour Pakistan. This was a major boost not only to the PCB who were short on cash but to the 100 million plus Pakistan cricket fanatics around the world.
Sri Lanka then played 3 ODI's in Pakistan which were a good contest and passed safely. After returning back for the test series the Sri Lankan batsmen were on top form and played brilliantly even though the match ended in a draw, it was great to see Test Match cricket back in Pakistan.
Then we had the awful and shameful act of March 3rd. Thankfully all the Sri Lankan players survived this vicious attack. However our hearts go out the families of those brave policemen who died.
The protection and security was not how it should be and the Pakistan government has disgraced its nation in not fully living up to its promises of security.
Even after the incident the way the Sri Lankan players and their fellow countrymen responsed was very gracious and philosophical. This goes to show the type of great people the Sri Lankans are, one for coming to tour and secondly for the way they have reacted after this awful event.
As for Pakistanis we are grateful no Sri Lankan was hurt. We would like to thank them and apologise to them for having to suffer this terrible event in our nation.
We will never forget you Sri Lankans and never forgive those who tried to hurt and you wish you the best of success in your future cricket matches.