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Attack on Sri Lankan team 'grim day for sport': Britain

cricket Updated: Mar 03, 2009 15:50 IST
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Britain condemned the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Pakistan on Tuesday, saying it was a "grim day for sport" while confirming one Briton was among the injured.

"The attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team is shocking and senseless, and on Tuesday is a grim day for sport," Culture, Media and Sport Secretary Andy Burnham said.

The Foreign Office also issued a statement strongly condemning the attack, which took place in Lahore while the side was on its way to a test match.

Officials in Sri Lanka said the team's assistant coach, Briton Paul Farbrace, was among seven injured in the attack, which left at least eight people dead.

"We can confirm that a British national sustained minor injuries but was not hospitalised. We have offered consular assistance," said the Foreign Office.