Sri Lankan coach Bayliss expected to return to Australia

March 4th, 2009 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI  

Melbourne, Mar 4 (ANI): Sri Lankas Australian coach Trevor Bayliss is expected to return home later this week after being caught in the terrorist attack in Lahore.

His wife Julie said the father of two had flown back to Colombo with the rest of the Sri Lankan team after 12 masked gunmen attacked their convoy en route to the Gaddafi stadium for the second Test against Pakistan.

At least eight people were killed and seven team members wounded after the terrorists opened fire on the bus, using rockets, hand grenades and automatic weapons. Bayliss was lucky to avoid serious injury after three bullets shattered a window next to him, the Daily Telegraph reported.

He is going to meet the Sri Lanka cricket chief executive today … hes quite keen to get home, but we will know more probably tomorrow about a flight home. It will be good to have him home, said Julie from her home in western Sydney.

Bayliss contract with Sri Lanka is due to expire in August and he hasnt ruled out another stint in the job.

As it stands, Id be pretty happy to continue with it, so long as we didnt have to come back here in the near future, he said. (ANI)

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