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Srilankan Cricketers Attacked

The terrible attack on the Srilankan Cricket team is really a very tragic and horrible incident that should never ever happen again. Six members of the Sri Lankan cricket squad were wounded when around a dozen gunmen attacked their bus as it drove under police escort on Tuesday to a stadium in the Pakistani city of Lahore.

Lahore Police chief Habib-ur-Rehman said five people were killed in the attack by the unidentified gunmen, who fired AK 47s and rockets and hurled grenades as the team bus drove to the 60,000-seater Gaddafi stadium in the eastern city. Police are chasing the terrorists, they appeared to be trained men.

Sri Lanka’s sports minister told that five players and an assistant coach were wounded, two of whom were being treated in hospital. The possible names of the players who are injured are Sameraweera, Vass, Thushara, Sangakkara and the coach, though it is not confirmed yet about the names and the extent of injury. The attack had echoes with one on the Indian city of Mumbai in November which led to the Indian cricket team cancelling its planned tour of Pakistan.India blamed that attack on Pakistan-trained militants and the incident sharply raised tension between the two nuclear-armed neighbours.

The Srilankar Cricket team immediately called off the tour and made their way back to hotel except the injured ones who were taken to hospital. The srilankan criecket team will soon fly back home.

March 3, 2009 Posted by | News, Personal, Sports | , , | 5 Comments