Three Sri Lanka cricketers wounded in Pakistan shooting: minister

March 3, 2009 (AFP) – At least three players in the Sri Lankan cricket team were hurt in a gun attack while being driven to the Lahore cricket stadium in Pakistan on Tuesday, Sports Minister Gamini Lokuge said. The team bus came under fire as the players headed to the Gaddafi stadium for the third day of the second Test against Pakistan. Tharanga Paranavitana and Thilan Samaraweera were taken to hospital after the shooting, Lokuge said.

Sri Lankan skipper Mahela Jayawardena was slightly wounded in the foot, his father told a local television station after speaking with him by telephone.