SYDNEY: The Sri Lankan cricket team had inadequate security when they were attacked by a group of heavily armed men in Lahore last week, coach Trevor Bayliss said on Tuesday.

"In hindsight there just wasn't enough security and even the police chief and the security people have actually said there was a lack of security," Bayliss told reporters in Sydney.

Bayliss said security for the first test in Karachi had been better than for the second test in Lahore.

"In Karachi we had the small trucks out the front and some behind, but we also had a truck either side of us with guys standing up through the roof with a fixed machine gun on either side," he added.

"That wasn't there in Lahore so there was probably a little bit less in Lahore than in Karachi and definitely less than what was seen when we were there for the one-day series a month before."

Australian Bayliss backed umpires Simon Taufel, Steve Davis and match referee Chris Broad, who said they felt they had been abandoned by their security and left to fend for themselves.

The Pakistan Cricket Board has complained to the International Cricket Council (ICC) about Broad's comments, while ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat said the umpires probably needed some time to think rationally about the attack.
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