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Sri Lankan fans attempt to get away with murder

Discussion in 'Cricket Forum' started by ManlyBacker, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    Sri Lankan cricketers shot in Pakistan
    AAP / with Yahoo!7 - March 3, 2009, 3:38 pm

    Several Sri Lankan cricket players were shot and wounded on Tuesday when their bus came under fire in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore , their manager Brenden Kurrupu told AFP.

    It has been reported that spinner Kumar Sangakkara, Thilan Samaraweera, Ajantha Mendis and Tharanga Paranavithana were among the wounded.

    Sri Lankan skipper Mahela Jayawardene also reportedly phoned his father and told him he was shot in the foot.

    The incident happened on the road from the teams' hotel to the Gadaffi stadium, where a Test match is being held.

    "It appears that our team bus was targeted on the way to the match. It appears that four of our cricketers have been injured and taken to the hospital," a Sri Lankan cricket official told an Indian TV channel from Colombo.

    The gunfire is reported to have continued for 25 minutes. Two bombs were also thrown at the convoy.

    At least 12 gunmen have been reported to be involved in the attack.
     
  2. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    so why the misleading topic MB??
     
  3. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Shocking incident. Is the test still going or was it over? Pakistan will not be playing home tests for many years now!!!
     
  4. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The Sri Lankans got choppered straight out of the stadium and will be on the first plane home. Test abandoned and series over. It'll be a while before Pakistan hosts another test.
     
  5. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    When I posted this it was breaking news. If I had known how serious it all turned out I doubt I would have attempted any humour.
     
  6. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    MB I'm not offended at all so dont take this the wrong way, however when the first line of the article reads "Several Sri Lankan cricket players were shot and wounded", I reckon it's a given that its quite serious...
     
  7. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    i think its very misleading, why would the sri lankan fans shoot their own team?

    Had it read Pakistani then it would have been more appropriate.
     
  8. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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  9. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The Pakistani police have fininshed counting the bullets. Sri Lanka are 7/356 after the first day of the Test
     
  10. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

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    Too soon?

    love your work though
     
  11. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Can't take credit for that, received as a text message today. Doesn't take long.
     
  12. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

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    Apparently during the battle Murali tried to fight back with a grenade but was no balled for throwing it. 
     
  13. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    Sri Lanka have called for a couple of replacement players

    Somejerk Shotmeup and Imranaway Fromagun
     

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