Friday, October 22, 2021

‘Athletes receive threatening messages before tour of Pakistan’

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WELLINGTON: Heath Mills, head of the New Zealand Cricket Players’ Association, said the players had received threatening messages before the tour of Pakistan.

According to the statement, Heath Mills said in a statement that information was also obtained from the agencies on the threatening messages, adding that the security agencies had not verified the emails.

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The head of the New Zealand Cricket Players’ Association said it was not uncommon for teams or individuals to receive such threats, they were always taken very seriously and they were satisfied with the action taken on the occasion.

He further said that the security agencies worked expeditiously on the matter, after investigation we came to the conclusion that the team was in danger, canceled the visit to Pakistan on the advice of the government.

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Meanwhile, New Zealand Cricket Chief Executive David White said that it is a very difficult time for the Pakistan Cricket Board. The New Zealand cricket team was looking forward to the tour of Pakistan. On Friday, everything changed, the advisory changed and the threat level changed. The New Zealand government predicted a specific and confirmed threat.

He said New Zealand security consultants confirmed the advice, other independent sources also supported the threat advisory received, and the general nature of the threat was immediately communicated to the PCB.

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