Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on 16 August, Friday received an unknown mail stated that the Indian Team which is currently in West Indies for full series is under threat of an imminent terror attack.
The PCB has immediately forwarded the anonymous mail to the International Cricket Council (ICC) and to Board Of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
The BCCI has taken the situation to the Union Home Minister on Saturday and alerted the Kohli and Co. who are set to play their 1st test against West Indies on August 22 at Antigua. They have also contacted the office of the Director-General of Police (DGP) in Maharashtra headed by Subodh Jaiswal and Mumbai police.
The BCCI on Sunday confirmed the mail and told that it contained a threat to “kill Indian Cricketers”.
“We have briefed the home ministry and shared the email. The embassy in Antigua has also been contacted and briefed. The Mumbai police have also been informed and the security of the Indian team in the West Indies has been beefed up,” – BCCI CEO Rahul Johri told.
“PCB does not comment on safety and security issues” – a senior official Pakistan Cricket Board.