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Sri Lanka Test called off after ambush

The second cricket Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka was called off Tuesday after a deadly gun and grenade attack on the tourists' bus in Lahore, the Pakistan Cricket Board announced.

cricket Updated: Mar 03, 2009 11:24 IST

The second cricket Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka was called off Tuesday after a deadly gun and grenade attack on the tourists' bus in Lahore, the Pakistan Cricket Board announced.

"This test match has been officially called off," PCB chairman Ijaz Butt told reporters in Pakistan's eastern city Lahore.

Pakistani authorities were providing helicopters to evacuate the Sri Lankan team, which announced they would return home immediately.

"We are providing helicopters to evacuate the team from the ground to an air base from where they will leave," Salman Taseer, the governor of Punjab province of which Lahore is the capital, told reporters.

"We are going to catch these terrorists one way or the other," he said.