Recall these close shaves:
- 2002 tour of Pakistan called off after a suicide bomb was denoted outside the hotel they were staying at.
- 1992 tour of Sri Lanka disrupted after a terrorist attack outside their hotel, the grisly after-effects of which several of the NZ team were to witness.
- 1987 tour of Sri Lanka curtailed after a bomb blast at a bus station that killed over 100. It didn't occur close to where the team was at the time, though they had passed the bus station half an hour earlier.
Even though the Marriott bomb occurred half a world away, it must qualify as another close shave.