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BCCI denies rumours of security threat to Indian team in West Indies

There were reports on Sunday that there is a security threat to the Indian team in West Indies. The BCCI, reacting to the reports, has said that the warning is a hoax being spread on social media.

The Indian team is currently playing a warm-up match against West Indies Board President’s XI in Antigua (Twitter/BCCI)

The BCCI has denied rumours that there is a prevailing security threat to the Indian team which is on a tour of West Indies.

“We have informed the security agencies and it has been found out that it was a hoax email,” a senior BCCI official told PTI on Sunday evening.

“We informed the High Commission in Antigua and they have in turn informed the local government over there. The security is being monitored and if need be will be beefed up adequately. As of now, they are still getting the same level of security,” the official said.

Earlier on Sunday, there had even been some media reports which stated that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had received an email of a possible attack on Team India in the Caribbean islands, which it had passed on to the ICC and the BCCI.

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The Indian team is currently playing a warm-up match against West Indies Board President’s XI in Antigua. The first Test between India and West Indies is scheduled to start from Thursday.

Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav took wickets in the morning session of the warm-up game against the West Indies Board President’s XI as the tour game went on as scheduled.

After India declared on their overnight score of 297/5, their opponents had reached 79/4 at the lunch break. Ravindra Jadeja had accounted for a run out dismissal, Ishant Sharma had taken two wickets and Umesh Yadav had taken one.