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'I'm so lucky' - Farbrace speaks out after gun attack terror

Paul Farbrace was detained in hospital
Paul Farbrace was detained in hospital

Former Kent cricketer Paul Farbrace has described the moment gunmen opened fire on the Sri Lanka cricket team in Pakistan.

The 41-year-old ex-wicketkeeper and academy director - who lives at Harrietsham, near Maidstone - spoke of "explosions", "shouts of 'get down, get down'" and how everyone "piled on top of one another" as the attack on the team coach unfolded close to the Gaddaffi Stadium in Lahore on Tuesday.

~ Audio: Paul Farbrace describes the terrifying attack on the Sri Lanka cricket squad >>>

Farbrace, Sri Lanka's assistant coach, suffered a shrapnel wound to his right arm and was detained in hospital for treatment.

Kent cricket manager Simon Willis said on Tuesday: "I spoke to Paul earlier this morning and he described it as a very terrifying experience, and he is very shaken and shocked."

Farbrace originally comes from Ash, near Canterbury.

His brother Colin lives at Woodnesborough, near Sandwich. He said: "Paul rang me to say he had an arm injury but otherwise he was okay.

"We only had time for a very brief conversation because he was being taken to a military base where he and the rest of the squad were going to be flown back to Colombo."

Farbrace was appointed in July 2007 and has also coached the England Women and Under-19 squads.

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