Players 'out of danger' - Sangakkara

Sri Lanka vice-captain Kumar Sangakkara confirmed he and his team-mates were "safe and out of danger" after the gun attacks on their team bus in Lahore.

The batsman was one of five players who received shrapnel wounds when gunmen opened fire as the bus made its way to the way to the Gaddafi Stadium ahead of the third day of the second Test.

Sangakkara told CNN-IBN: "There are a few injuries but everyone is safe and all the players are out of danger. We are shocked, but apart from that everyone is okay."

He added: "Thilan (Samaraweera) has a shrapnel wound in his leg, but he is fine.

"(Tharanga) Paranavitana had shrapnel in his chest, but thank God it wasn't very deep and just on the surface.

"I had shrapnel injuries in my shoulder, but they have all been removed and I'm okay now.

"Ajantha (Mendis) had shrapnel in his neck and scalp, but he too has had medical attention and is fine.

"Everyone else is perfectly all right."

Thilan Thushara was the fifth player confirmed by Sri Lanka sports minister Gamini Lokuge to have been injured.