DUBAI Ahsan Raza, the most affected victim of the last Lahore Test match (Pakistan versus Sri Lanka) on March 3 earlier this year, is set to return as an international umpire next month. This was revealed by a top Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) official on Wednesday. Speaking over his mobile from Lahore, the official said, Ahsan Raza will officiate as a third umpire in the last ODI (November 9) against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi. He will also feature in the same capacity (third umpire) in the last two Twenty20 matches against the Kiwis in Dubai. The PCB is hosting its home series of three ODIs and two Twenty 20s in Abu Dhabi and Dubai respectively against the visiting New Zealand team from November 3 to 13. Expressing his joy, Ahsan Raza, now officiating in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy in Karachi, said, it is like my dream, which at one stage looked shattered, coming true now. I underwent some horrible moments in the last six months after the attack in Lahore. The Sri Lankan cricket team attack occurred on March 3, 2009, when a bus carrying Sri Lankan cricketers, part of a larger convoy, was fired upon by 12 gunmen near the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, Pakistan. The cricketers were on their way to play the third day of the second Test against the Pakistani cricket team. Six members of the Sri Lanka national cricket team were injured. A minivan following the team bus and carrying the match referee and umpires was also fired upon and the driver was killed. Simon Taufel, Steve Davis, Nadeem Ghauri, Ahsan Raza, umpires performance manager Peter Manuel, liaison officer Abdul Sami and ICC match referee Chris Broad were in this minivan. The minivan was allegedly subsequently abandoned by security personnel and no bullets were fired by the security forces for twenty minutes. Chris Broad threw himself over and kept his hand on the chest of Ahsan Raza to slow down the profuse bleeding from a bullet injury. A police officer who climbed into the minivan to seek cover initially refused to drive the minivan. After Chris Broad scolded him he agreed and drove the minivan to safety. It was through sheer luck and perseverance that I am seeing this miracle of returning back to international cricket, he signed off.