Pak airforce airlifts Sri Lankan players, officials

Updated: 03 March 2009 07:19 IST

The Sri Lankan players and officials have been airlifted from the Gaddafi stadium by a Pakistan airforce helicopter to facilitate their return on Tuesday.

Lahore:

The Sri Lankan players and officials have been airlifted from the Gaddafi stadium by a Pakistan airforce helicopter to facilitate their return this afternoon.

"The helicopter will take them straight to the Lahore airport from where they will fly home this afternoon," a Pakistan Cricket Board official said.

The two injured Sri Lankan players - Thilan Samaraweera and Tharanga Paranavitana who were hit by gunshots - will be taken to the airport straight from the hospital as they are out of danger.

PCB Chairman Ejaz Butt and other Board officials were present at the Gaddafi stadium ground from where the helicopter airlifted the players and officials.

Topics : Cricket
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