A big case related to the women’s cricket team of New Zealand has come to light, where the women’s team has received bomb threats. The New Zealand Cricket Board (NZC) has also confirmed this. The New Zealand Cricket Board on Tuesday confirmed that the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has received a threatening email related to NZC. Although it did not specifically refer to the New Zealand women’s cricket team, it was taken seriously, scrutinized and not considered credible.
Let us tell you that the New Zealand women’s team is currently on a tour of England, where limited overs cricket is being played between the women players of both the countries. Ahead of the third Women’s One Day International, the England Cricket Board received a threatening email. However, this threat was later deemed not credible. “The White Ferns (New Zealand women’s cricket team) have now reached Leicester and security has been beefed up around them as a precaution. Reports of their cancellation of training are false,” New Zealand Cricket said in a statement.
“He was not supposed to train today (Monday), as it was a travel day. NZC would not comment further on the matter,” the statement added. The third match of the five-match ODI series between England and New Zealand will be played on schedule, as the security threat is not considered credible by the NZC. The match will be played at Leicester’s Grass Road ground at 1 pm local time on Tuesday.
According to Cricinfo, a member of the New Zealand team management was contacted and told that a bomb would be placed in the team hotel. In fact, the New Zealand women’s team was also warned of an attempt to place a bomb on their plane upon their return to their country. After this all the players were taken to a safe place and the police and anti-terror agencies were called, in which the threat was found to be not credible.