15 Mar 2009

Sri Lankans demand better security for future tours

6:06 pm on 15 March 2009

Sri Lanka's new cricket captain Kumar Sangakkara and star spinner Muttiah Muralitharan say they want security guarantees on future tours after their team survived an attack in Pakistan.

The Sri Lankan team bus was ambushed by armed militants in Lahore on March the 3rd as it drove towards the Gaddafi stadium during the second Test, killing eight people and leaving seven players and the British assistant coach injured.

Sangakkara was one of those injured, and doctors in Colombo had to remove shards of metal and shrapnel from his arm after the team flew home last week.

Muralitharan says the security provided to the Sri Lankan team in Lahore was the "worst" he had seen.