ICC mourns terror attack on Lankan team

Updated: 03 March 2009 09:38 IST

International Cricket Council Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat showed deep concern following Tuesday's terror attack in Lahore, Pakistan.

ICC mourns terror attack on Lankan team
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New Delhi:

International Cricket Council chief Executive Haroon Lorgat on Tuesday showed deep concern following Tuesday's terror attack in Lahore, Pakistan.

"We note with dismay and regret the events of this morning in Lahore and we condemn this attack without reservation.

"It is a source of great sadness that there have been a number of fatalities in this attack and it is also very upsetting for the wider cricket family that some of the Sri Lanka players and one match official have been injured in this attack. At this time our thoughts and prayers are with the injured people and also the families of those who have died," said the ICC boss.

"I have confirmed with both Member Boards that the remainder of the tour has been cancelled and we are working hard to get our match officials out of the area as safely and as quickly as possible. I know, also, that the Pakistan Cricket Board is working with Sri Lanka Cricket to make sure the players are flown home at the earliest opportunity."

Until the full facts of the incident are established and the players and match officials have returned home safely, the ICC has decided to make no further comment.

Topics : Cricket
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