Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) received an anonymous email stating that the Indian Cricket Team is under threat of possible terror attack. Currently, Indian Cricket Team is in West Indies and will play their first Test match of the tour from 22 August.
PCB immediately forwarded the email to ICC (Internation Cricket Council) and (BCCI) Board of Control for Cricket in India also received a copy of the email. The BCCI had confirmed the receipt of the email to Times of India and said that it consisted of a threat to ‘kill Indian cricketers’.
BCCI immediately informed the Union Home Ministry and also alerted the Indian embassy in Antigua.
“We have briefed the home ministry and shared the email. The embassy in Antigua has also been contacted and briefed. The Mumbai police has also been informed and the security of the Indian team in the West Indies has been beefed up,” BCCI CEO Rahul Johri told Times of India.
Some of the people who read the email said that it doesn’t look genuine its just a hoax.
PCB chairman Ehsan Mani refused to comment further. “I am aware of this, but you should coordinate with the ICC. I don’t want to comment further,” he said while speaking to Mumbai Mirror.