South Africa announced Friday it will not send a team to the Champions Trophy tournament in Pakistan next month. They are the first country officially to boycott the tournament, which has been mired in controversy over security concerns. The decision follows a meeting Friday involving Cricket South Africa, International Cricket Council chief executive Haroon Lorgat and ICC security officials. "After extensive discussions and a frank exchange of views, the board resolved not to send our team at this time to Pakistan to participate in the ICC Champions Trophy," Cricket SA president Norman Arendse said in a statement.