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Dravid dismisses security worries
« on: August 17, 2006, 11:12:14 PM »
India captain Rahul Dravid says his team has no problem about staying in Sri Lanka and playing a one-day series.
A fatal bomb blast in the capital Colombo on Monday resulted in South Africa pulling out of the triangular series because of security concerns.

India have stayed and Dravid said: "We are totally satisfied with the security arrangements. The Indian High Commission is in constant touch.

"The intelligence branch is also giving us full support."

Following the cancellation of the tri-series, India will now play three one-day internationals against Sri Lanka on Friday, Sunday and Tuesday.

Dravid dismissed claims team-mates were uneasy about staying in Sri Lanka adding: "Nobody has come to me to voice their concerns on the issue.

"We have no problem. We are not worried, rather we want to play."

South Africa withdrew after an independent security review said the risk to the team was at "an unacceptable level".

Sri Lanka Cricket has criticised South Africa's decision.

Chief executive Duleep Mendis said: "South Africa are pulling out of the tournament on the basis of a security company based in Dubai.

"How can a Dubai-based company assess the situation in Colombo when they had not sent anyone to the island to get first-hand information on the current situation?"

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