BCCI rubbishes threat to Indian cricket team in the West Indies

By August 19, 2019
India's Ravindra Jadeja, center, high fives with captain Virat Kohli, second left, after taking the wicket of West Indies wicketkeeper Shai Hope, for 24 runs, during the third One-Day International cricket match in Port of Spain, Trinidad on Wednesday, August 14, 2019. India's Ravindra Jadeja, center, high fives with captain Virat Kohli, second left, after taking the wicket of West Indies wicketkeeper Shai Hope, for 24 runs, during the third One-Day International cricket match in Port of Spain, Trinidad on Wednesday, August 14, 2019. AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is not taking seriously, an email which purported there was an imminent threat to the Indian cricket team currently in the West Indies on tour.

The Indian cricket team has already gone through three T20 internationals and three One Day Internationals in the Caribbean, with the first match of a Test series set for Antigua on August 22.

The BCCI have contacted authorities in Antigua regarding the threat and will be beefing up security, though the threat is being viewed as a hoax.

“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 had told Indian media.

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