LAHORE: Sri Lanka's cricket team flew out of Pakistan on a specially chartered Airbus 320, cutting short their tour after a deadly attack on Tuesday.

The chartered plane arrived from Colombo at around 9:30 pm and left 40 minutes later.

Pakistan Cricket Board officials, Pakistan captain Younus Khan, coach Intikhab Alam, former skipper Shoaib Malik and batsman Misbah-ul-Haq saw the team off at the airport.

"They have now returned home," Alam told a foreign news agency.

"We came to see them off as a goodwill gesture," he added.