11 Mar 2009

Sri Lanka cricket coach back match officials over lack of security in Lahore

7:15 am on 11 March 2009

The Sri Lanka cricket coach Trevor Bayliss is angry security for his side at the time of the Lahore terrorist attack was less than it had been on previous occasions in Pakistan.

Bayliss has returned home to Australia after he was caught up in the attack on the Sri Lankan team bus last week in which eight people were killed and six players injured.

He's come out in support of comments by Australian umpires Steve Davis and Simon Taufel, and English match referee Chris Broad, that security was inadequate.

Bayliss also sounded a warning for 2010 New Delhi Commonwealth Games saying there needed to be plenty of questioning by governing bodies of all the sports, not just cricket.

However he said most of the Sri Lankan players he had spoken to still planned to be a part of the Indian Premier League tournament, which was postponed until April and May following the deadly attacks in Mumbai last November.