Mar 3, 2009

Sri Lankan team evacuated by chopper after attack

Pakistani air force helicopters on Tuesday evacuated the Sri Lankan cricket team – including two players on stretchers – from Lahore's Gaddafi Stadium, after the deadly ambush.
Sixteen members of the touring party ran towards the military aircraft on the pitch under guard of security officials, said an AFP correspondent.
Injured players Thilan Samaraweera and Tharanga Paranavithana were carried on stretchers to a second helicopter, which also evacuated Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene and manager Brenden Kurrupu.
The Pakistani authorities said they would evacuate the Sri Lankan team from the cricket ground to an air base, from where they are scheduled to return home immediately.

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