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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Sri Lankan cricket players injured in Pak firing

Sri Lankan cricket players injured in Pak firing

Zeenews Bureau

Lahore, March 03: In a shocking incident, pointing to the precipitous situation in Pakistan, the Sri Lankan cricket team which is in Lahore to play the second Test was attacked upon by a gang of gunmen early on Tuesday.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed that two Sri Lankan players have been injured and have been taken to the hospital. The Sri Lankan cricket board has cancelled the tour with immediate effect while the encounter with the unidentified gunmen is still going on.

As per initial reports the attack happened outside the Gaddafi stadium when the team was moving from the Liberty chowk to the Polo Ground road on their way to the Gaddafi Stadium.

Then all of a sudden two grenades were lobbed on the convoy, followed by indiscriminate firing. Three policemen have lost their lives while two others are reportedly injured.

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