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A deadly attack on the Sri Lankan team's convoy at Lahore last week that sent shock waves around the cricket world has not perturbed at least one team with World Cup aspirations from travelling to Pakistan.

The national team from neighbouring Afghanistan has been quietly practising in the capital of North West Frontier Province at Peshawar since March 5, selecting it as an alternate venue last week after gunmen ambushed a convoy taking officials and Sri Lankan players to a Test match in Lahore, killing six police officers and a driver.

"We were supposed to train in Lahore but after whatever happened there last week, we immediately shifted the training camp to Peshawar," Kabir Khan, Afghanistan cricket coach and former Pakistan Test bowler, said Wednesday.

Six Sri Lankan cricketers and an assistant coach sustained injuries in the ambush, but none were life-threatening. The team was evacuated immediately and the Test series against Pakistan - the first in 14 months on Pakistani soil - was cancelled.

Reaction from around the globe suggested it will be a long time before any top-flight cricket team tours Pakistan again, with even the country's status as co-host of the 2011 World Cup in doubt.

That the Afghan team feels more safe in Peshawar than Lahore speaks volumes.

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