South Africa's pullout from Sri Lanka, 2006
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South Africa were in Sri Lanka for a Test series in mid-2006, and India were supposed to join the two teams for a tri-series of one-day internationals, but a bomb blast in Colombo killed seven and injured 17 just after the Test series, following which, after two days of deliberation, South Africa eventually decided to pull the team out of Sri Lanka. India stayed on to play a three-match bilateral ODI series, which eventually couldn't get underway because of excessive rains.
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Jan 14, 2007

South Africa likely to tour Sri Lanka later this year

News: Jayantha Dharmadasa, the Sri Lanka Cricket president, said he had spoken to Gerald Majola, the South African Cricket president, and that South Africa were willing to come and play in Sri Lanka

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Dec 12, 2006

Sri Lankan board seeks $12 million for ODI series

News: The Sri Lankan board has filed a claim in court for almost US$ 12 million against an insurance company following the cancellation of the one-day tri-series between Sri Lanka, South Africa and India in August

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Aug 22, 2006

Majola confused by Sonn's comments

News: ICC president Percy Sonn's comments on South Africa's return from the aborted tri-series in Sri Lanka have left Gerald Majola, the Cricket South Africa CEO, confused

ESPNcricinfo staff

Aug 20, 2006

'Pulling out of the tour is a disaster' - Arthur

News: Mickey Arthur, the South African coach, admitted that the tour of Sri Lanka was a disappointing one for the team

ESPNcricinfo staff

Aug 20, 2006

'The world we live in is an imperfect place' - Sonn

News: Percy Sonn speaks to the media during his visit to Sri Lanka

Dileep Premachandran in Colombo

Aug 20, 2006

'The Asian psyche is more resilient'

News: Three senior Sri Lankan players reflect on the damage done by the South African pull out

Dileep Premachandran in Colombo

Aug 19, 2006

Sri Lanka to seek compensation

News: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has invited Percy Sonn, the ICC president, to spend a few days in Colombo and assess for himself the security arrangements that are in place for touring teams

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Aug 18, 2006

Sri Lanka searches for answers

Charlie Austin: An investigation in to South Africa's withdrawal from Sri Lanka

Charlie Austin

Aug 18, 2006

Another South African team leaves Sri Lanka

News: The school team of St John's College in Johannesburg has been instructed to return home along with the South African national side mid-day through their tour of Sri Lanka because of the bomb blast in Colombo on Monday

ESPNcricinfo staff

Aug 18, 2006

'Bombs are indiscriminate killers and being in the wrong place at the wrong time could mean death'

News: Readers' feedback on South Africa's decision to withdraw from the tour of Sri Lanka

Aug 18, 2006

Criticism is unfounded, says Cricketers' Association

News: The South African Cricketers' Association (SACA) has said that the criticism that South Africa have received for their decision to withdraw from the tri-series in Sri Lanka is grossly unfair and based on ignorance of the facts

ESPNcricinfo staff

Aug 17, 2006

'Everyone is keen to play' - Dravid

News: Rahul Dravid has said that India's decision to remain in Sri Lanka following a bomb blast in Colombo on Monday was based on the assurances of safety given to them by the Sri Lankan government

ESPNcricinfo staff

Aug 17, 2006

Mendis criticises South Africa's pull-out

News: Duleep Mendis, Sri Lanka Cricket's chief executive, has criticised South Africa's decision to pull out of the Unitech Cup following a bomb blast in Colombo on Monday

ESPNcricinfo staff

Aug 17, 2006

Angry South Africans deny rumours of split

News: South Africa's cricketers reacted angrily to suggestions that senior players had bullied the younger ones into going along with the decision to return home from the tour of Sri Lanka

Dileep Premachandran in Colombo

Aug 16, 2006

South Africa to fly home

News: South Africa have pulled out of the Unitech Cup in Sri Lanka and will fly home. This was announced in Johannesburg today by Gerald Majola, Cricket South Africa's CEO.

ESPNcricinfo staff

Aug 16, 2006

What is good for the goose is not good for the gander

Some will rightly ask whether South Africa would have pulled out of a tour to Australia or England in similar circumstances?

Osman Samiuddin

Aug 16, 2006

It was always a question of when not if

News: South Africa's decision to withdraw from the tri-nation series had all the inevitability of the monsoon showers that have lashed the city over the past week.

Dileep Premachandran in Colombo

Aug 15, 2006

South Africa to remain in Sri Lanka

News: The South African team has decided to remain in Sri Lanka till an independent security evaluation decides whether it's safe for them to stay or not.

Dileep Premachandran in Colombo

Aug 14, 2006

Blast casts doubts over tri-series

News: The fate of the Unitech Cup - a triangular tournament involving Sri Lanka, South Africa and India - remained uncertain after a bomb blast in central Colombo killed seven and injured 17 this afternoon despite an assurance of "maximum security" from the Sri

Dileep Premachandran in Colombo

Aug 14, 2006

South Africa ready to pull out of tri-series

News: A tournament billed as a clash between three of the teams most likely to wrest Australia's crown at next year's World Cup will now in all probability give way to a bilateral one-day series between Sri Lanka and India.

Dileep Premachandran in Colombo
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