LAHORE A year after the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team at Liberty Chowk, the Pakistan cricket is still struggling to recover from the trauma. The country is forced to play home series away from home as foreign teams refuse to play in Pakistan. As many as eight police men were killed while seven Sri Lankan players and their assistant coach were injured in the attack carried out by around four to six terrorists a few hundred metres away from the Gaddafi Stadium. Since then the Pakistan sports has suffered massive financial losses and cricket was hit hard. On Wednesday, a memorial ceremony was held at the venue of attack to remember the victims of this barbaric act of cowardice. Not only the cricket fraternity, but the government functionaries and the families of the deceased police officials also paid homage to the victims. Though the Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani was brave enough to say that the funding for the attack was made via the LTTE of Sri Lanka, an Indian funded terrorist organization, the investigators have failed to follow it up with proper investigations leading to the real culprits. Given LTTEs India connection and, as sources in the Interior Ministry say that there indeed was definite Indian involvement in the attack, what stops the government from taking up the issue to the UN? If an emerging economic powerhouse is out there killing national cricket team of one neighbour in the backyard of another neighbour, why is our government mere onlooker allowing a blood thirsty neighbour to do as it pleases? Has the government tried to probe the local connection? Have the officials responsible for the teams security been interrogated? They should have been immediately sacked - for even if they were clean in loyalty, they have proven to be professionally extremely incompetent, making them dangerous for holding important positions. And if the investigators have made any headway, why have the developments not been made public for this was a national tragedy? Provincial Law Minister Rana Sanaullah Khan visited the site of the attack and paid tribute to the traffic wardens who were escorting the Sri Lankan team. The PCB also arranged a memorial ceremony, which was be held at the site of the attack where a wreath was laid by PCB officials in honor of the victims and prayers will offered for the those departed. PCB chairman Ijaz Butt and other officials attend the ceremony. So far the security agencies have failed to reach the mastermind of the attack. No follow up of investigations of the two suspects arrested have been made. At least four criminals are still at large and police have possibly lost the plot or the motivation to arrest them. Rana Sanaullah praised the works and efforts of Punjab Police against terrorism. However, CCPO Pervez Rathor said that two presumed attackers had been charged, one killed in a shootout and five were on the run. The Sri Lankan team came to Pakistan in place of India who cancelled a tour after the November 2008 Mumbai attacks, which were blamed on Pakistani militants, and suspended a four-year peace process. We are here to remember the sacrifices given by our brave policemen. The whole nation is proud of them, said Sanaullah. Terrorists want to destroy peace in Pakistan, he added. The PCB chairman said: We pause to remember the victims, to grieve with the families and friends of those who died, and to honor the heroes of that day who sacrificed their lives to save others. Even though a year has passed, it has not erased the shock, horror and pain that we all felt on that day. We all remember where we were when we heard the news, and the disbelief that we felt at first, and then the sorrow. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and loved ones of the victims. PCB will stand shoulder to shoulder with the families of victims to help them recover from the devastating loss that they have suffered, he added. It was tragic and shook our cricket, PCB chief operating officer Wasim Bari said. Pakistan was not only striped of the holding of the Champions Trophy but the 2011 World Cup matches it was to hold were also shifted to India. Butt said Pakistan lost at least 40 million dollars over Indias tour cancellation and feared an annual 70-million-dollar loss in television rights if teams continued to refuse tours. We hope that as ground realities change, things will improve and international cricket will be revived in Pakistan, said Bari.