New Zealand Women’s Cricket placed under high security after Bomb Threats in Leicester

New Zealand women’s cricket team has been placed under high security after a possible bomb threat was received ahead of their 3rd ODI game in Leicester.

Amy Satterthwaite in action during ODI series against England. PC: Twitter
Amy Satterthwaite in action during ODI series against England. PC: Twitter

 

It is being reported that the threat email was sent to the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). ESPNcricinfo stated that a member of the New Zealand team management was told a bomb would be placed at the team hotel.

The NZ team’s statement said, “As has been reported, ECB has received a threatening email relating to NZC, the White Ferns have now arrived in Leicester and, as a precaution, security around them has been boosted.”

The threat was treated seriously, investigated, and then stated as not creditable. The 3rd ODI between England and New Zealand is set to go ahead despite the threat, security measures have been boosted as a precaution.

“The White Ferns have now arrived in Leicester and, as a precaution, security around them has been boosted. Reports their training has been canceled are false. They were not scheduled to train on Monday, 20th September as it was a traveling day. New Zealand Cricket will not be commenting further on the matter,” the spokesperson added.

White Fern’s skipper Sophie Devine today at the toss – “We’ve had good success bowling them out. The ECB security team have looked after us well, we got some clear information and waited for the experts to do their jobs.”

England leads the five-match series 2-0. The third ODI will be played on 21st September followed by 4th ODI on 23rd September and 5th ODI on 26th September respectively.

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Source: ESPN Cricinfo

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