2009 attack on the Sri Lanka national cricket team in Pakistan
Location Lahore, Pakistan
Coordinates 31°30′48.36″N 74°20′0.28″E
Date 3 March 2009 (2009-03-03)
08:40 PKT
Attack type Ambush
Deaths 6 Pakistani police officers<b>2 civilians
Non-fatal injuries 6 Sri Lankan cricketers and 2 staff and 1 reserve umpire
Suspected perpetrators Lashkar-e-Jhangvi
Weapons AK-47s, 6–7 RPGs and 22–70 hand grenades
No. of participants 14–15
Defenders Punjab Police/Elite Police

The 2009 attack on the Sri Lanka national cricket team occurred on 3 March 2009, when a bus carrying Sri Lankan cricketers, part of a larger convoy, was fired upon by 12 gunmen, near Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, Pakistan. The cricketers were on their way to play the third day of the second Test against the Pakistani cricket team. Six members of the Sri Lanka national cricket team were injured. Six Pakistani policemen and two civilians were killed.


Several team members sustained minor injuries, including:

Six Pakistani policemen and two civilians were killed in the attack. Samaraweera and Paranavitana were hospitalised following the incident. The others had sustained minor injuries and shrapnel wounds. Samaraweera sustained shrapnel wounds to his thigh, and Paranavitana to his chest. The team's Assistant Coach Paul Farbrace was also injured. Although it was reported that Coach Trevor Bayliss also sustained minor injuries, it was later announced that this was incorrect.

Reserve umpire Ahsan Raza, who was travelling in a van for the umpires that was following the Sri Lankan team bus, was shot twice and taken to hospital. The driver of the minibus was killed in the attack.

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