Islamabad - Pakistan has called off its
plans to host the Afghanistan cricket team in April following last Sunday's
suicide bombing in the eastern city of Lahore which killed 70 people.
A Pakistan Cricket Board spokesperson Amjad Bhatti said on Thursday the cricket
board was in negotiations with officials of the Afghanistan Cricket Board,
"but now the tour is called off due to overall security situation in the
The PCB was planning to host Afghanistan
for three one-day internationals in Lahore and Karachi and also a four-day game
against Pakistan A.
No major foreign Test-playing nation has
toured Pakistan since terrorists attacked the Sri Lanka cricket team bus in
Lahore in 2009. Last year, Zimbabwe played a short one-day series in Lahore.