Simon Taufel recalls how he survived 2009 Lahore bus attack on Sri Lankan Team

The 2009 terror attack on the Sri Lanka team’s bus in Lahore not only changed his life, but the lives of many others and also the global game of cricket, says Simon Taufel, who was an umpire in that ill-fated match and survived the strike.

He says officiating in cities like Lahore, Karachi, Faisalabad, Islamabad and Peshawar all have their challenges; however, in each of those cities, he found moments to enjoy and memories to cherish.

But “this last trip to Lahore though was to produce something that I would prefer not to recount or ever see happen again”, he writes in his just-released book “Finding the Gaps” by Simon Taufel in which he shares lessons and transferable soft skills that can be applied to anyone or any vocation.

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