Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Sri Lanka Cricket Team attacked in Pakistan.

Today was indeed the worst day in Pakistan's sports or rather world sports history and Pakistan's status as an international sporting venue came under doubt after masked terrorists attacked the team bus carrying Sri Lankan cricketers to the Gaddafi stadium in Lahore on the third morning of the second Test. Five cricketers, including Mahela Jayawardene, the captain, and Kumar Sangakkara, his deputy, received minor injuries. Ajantha Mendis, Thilan Samaraweera and Tharanga Paravitarana were also injured in the attack, which killed six security men and two civilians. It was the first time since the 1972 Munich Olympics - where Palestinian terrorists killed 11 Israeli athletes - that sportsmen had been specifically targeted. The Lahore Test was quickly called off and the tour cancelled - a major disappointment for a nation hosting Test cricket for the first time in over 14 months.

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