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| Indian board anguished by attack on Sri Lanka team|
| Updated at: 1147 PST, Tuesday, March 03, 2009|
NEW DELHI: The Indian cricket board expressed anguish on Tuesday over the attack on the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore injuring five players and forcing the brief tour to be abruptly called off.
"The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) expresses its sorrow and anguish over the dastardly attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team at Lahore," its secretary N.Srinivasan said in a statement.
"We pray for the speedy recovery of the injured cricketers, and sympathise with their families and compatriots. The BCCI stands alongside Sri Lanka Cricket in this hour of crisis."
The attack comes with concerns already raised over the 2011one-day World Cup to be jointly staged by India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh because of security issues.