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Adam Hollioake on staying in Afghanistan after bomb attack

Hollioake captained Surrey to nine domestic trophies When Adam Hollioake was faced with the choice of staying in Afghanistan after being caught up in a suicide bombing or going back home, the former England cricketer opted to stay. He is in the country starting out as a coach and, during a two-week stint, was caught up in a terrorist attack which had some overseas counterparts deciding to head for the airport. At least three people were killed and five wounded in the blast at the Kabul International Cricket Stadium last…

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Sri Lanka set for return to Pakistan for first time since 2009 attack

There was a heavy security presence when a Pakistan Super League match was held in Lahore this year Sri Lanka are set to play in Pakistan for the first time since their team bus was attacked in Lahore in 2009. Subject to security clearance, the teams will play a Twenty20 in Lahore on 29 October. The match will be the last of a tour that begins on 28 September and includes two Tests, five one-day internationals and three T20s. Other than the Lahore match, the games will be played in…

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Vuelta a Espana: Aqua Blue Sport team bus destroyed in apparent arson attack

Aqua Blue Sport had been given a wildcard to compete in this year’s Vuelta A cycling team competing at the Vuelta a Espana had their bus destroyed in an apparent arson attack before the start of Thursday’s stage 12 in Spain. Aqua Blue Sport had parked their team bus outside their hotel in Almeria, but by the morning it had been gutted by flames. The Irish team said there were no injuries caused by the incident. “Our team bus has been completely damaged in a cowardly arson attack overnight,” they…

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