Thursday, August 17, 2006

Proteas make thier way back home

By Tarryn Le Chat

The Proteas have abondoned their cricket tour to Sri Lanka after an independent security firm announced that the level of risk to the team was 'unacceptable'.

The decision, announced yesterday in Johannesburg by the chief executive of Cricket South Africa, Gerald Majola, came two days after a terrorsit bomb attack in Colombo claimed the lives of seven people. The attack took place near a shopping mall a metre away from the hotel the Proteas were staying at.

According to the report, Majola said the International Cricket Council had appointed an independent, Dubai-based security company, the Olive Group, after CSA's own company, Steyn and Nicholls, had initially reommended that the team come home.

The coach said that the team had also been concerned about the number of threatening messages received by the South African High Commission this week.



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