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New Zealand cricket team in Sri Lanka in 1986–87


New Zealand cricket team in Sri Lanka in 1986–87

New Zealand played 1 Test which was drawn. The second and third Tests were both cancelled because of civil disturbances. The tour was unfortunately cut short due to a bomb exploding near the New Zealand team's hotel in Colombo. The terrorist bomb responsible for killing 113 civilians was planted by the Tamil Tigers separatist movement and was not targeted towards the touring New Zealand cricket team. However, the team voted overwhelmingly to return home after just one Test of the scheduled three-Test tour. In the aftermath of the incident, no international tours of Sri Lanka were undertaken until 1992.

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