Karachi Attack Aftermath: Herschelle Gibbs, Jacob Oram Refuse to Play in Pakistan

Herschelle Gibbs and Jacob Oram have refused to play a T20 tournament in Karachi after the airport here was attacked by 10 terrorists in a battle that hurt Pakistan's efforts to return to normalcy.

updated: June 10, 2014 11:52 IST
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Karachi: Pakistan cricket has been dealt another blow after former Test players Herschelle Gibbs of South Africa and Jacob Oram or New Zealand declined an invitation to play in a T20 tournament in Karachi in the wake of terrorist attack at the Karachi airport.

The attack and siege lasted for six hours before security forces managed to kill the 10 terrorists. Eighteen other people including security officials were also killed in the attack. Nadeem Omar, a leading cricket enterpreneur and organizer had invited Gibbs and Oram to play for his team Omar Associates in the tournament organized in the month of Ramazan by former test captain, Moin Khan.

"We had contacted them through their agent, Imran Shahid and they were very keen to come for the event. But now their agent has said they have been advised against travelling to Karachi," Omar said.

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