03
Mar
09

Militants attack Sri Lankan cricketers

 Unidentified gunmen opened fire on the bus in which Sri Lankan cricketers were travelling in Lahore. The team was leaving for the 3rd day of the second test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at the Gaddafi stadium. According to reports five Lankan players are seriously injured including all-rounder Thilan Samaraveera who had scored his second consecutive double hundred just the previous day.  Vice captain Kumar Sangakkara, Ajanta Mendis, Chaminda Vaas, Thilan Tushara and Tharanga Panaviratna are the others injured. Five policemen have also been reported killed.

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