Sydney:Former Sri Lanka coach Tom Moody said he was "shocked and saddened" by the deadly attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in the Pakistani city of Lahore on Tuesday.
Moody, who coached the Sri Lankan national team from 2005 until just after the 2007 World Cup, was shaken by the news reports from Pakistan.
"I was very shocked and saddened to learn of the news coming from Lahore of the attack on the Sri Lankan team bus earlier today," Moody said in a statement.
"My thoughts and prayers are not only with my friends in the Sri Lankan cricket team, but with the families of everyone that has been killed or injured in today's attack."
Masked gunmen opened fire on the cricket team's bus, killing at least eight people and wounding six players, officials said.
Moody left Sri Lanka to become the coach of the Western Australian team in his home city of Perth.