Bomb threat for New Zealand women cricket team, NZC says tour to go on, PCB ‘cries foul’

Bomb threat for New Zealand women cricket team, NZC says tour to go on, PCB 'cries foul'
Bomb threat for New Zealand women cricket team, NZC says tour to go on, PCB 'cries foul'

New Zealand Women cricket Team Threatened – Bomb Threat for White-Ferns: New Zealand Cricket (NZC) on Tuesday confirmed that the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has received a threatening email relating to NZC.

Although this did not specifically reference the New Zealand women’s cricket team, it was treated seriously, investigated, and deemed not credible. “The WHITE FERNS have now arrived in Leicester and, as a precaution, security around them has been boosted. Reports their training has been cancelled are false,” NZC said in an official statement.

Bomb threat for New Zealand women cricket team, NZC says tour to go on, PCB ‘cries foul’

NewZealand Women Team Threatened – Bomb Threat for White-Ferns: According to reports, the White Ferns cancelled their practice session due to threat. But NZC declared that reports of cancellation of practice session are false.

“They were not scheduled to train today (Monday) as it was a travelling day. NZC will not be commenting further on the matter,” it added.

The third ODI of the series between England and New Zealand is now set to go ahead after a security threat was deemed by NZC to be “not credible”.

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As per ESPNcricinfo, a member of the New Zealand team management was contacted and he was told that a bomb would be placed at the team hotel. The side was also warned of an attempt to place a bomb on their plane when they return to New Zealand.

Bomb threat for New Zealand women cricket team, NZC says tour to go on, PCB ‘cries foul’

As a result, The White Ferns went into lockdown on Monday, and the police and counter-terrorism agencies were called in

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PCB Cries Foul: Meanwhile, Pakistan Cricket Board accused NZC of double standards. According to a report in Pakistan daily, PCB spokesperson was quoted as saying that ‘New Zealand Cricket abandoned our tour because of a reported threat and at the same time their women team is continuing their tour of England for a similar kind of threat. This is nothing but double-standards’