Shocked Sri Lanka cancels Pakistan tour

Published: Tuesday, March 3, 2009, 12:24 [IST]
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Sri Lanka calls off Pak cricket tour

Colombo: Sri Lanka's cricket tour of Pakistan has been cancelled with immediate effect following an attack on the team bus in which six players were injured on their way to Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, Sri Lanka Foreign Secretary Palitha Cohona said today.

At least six Sri Lankan cricketers were injured when unidentified gunmen opened fire at them killing five police personnel escorting the team to the Gaddafi stadium for the third day of the second Test.

The injured cricketers include Kumar Sangakkara, Ajantha Mendis and Thilan Samaraweera.

"They are doing everything possible to make the players comfortable and the injured are being taken care of. (Pakistan) Government has assured us all the security," he said.

Sri Lanka Cricketers' Association Secretary Graeme Labrooy said he spoke to captain Mahela Jayawardene and found out that everyone was safe barring injuries to some players.

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