Indian Cricket Team receives death threat; PCB alerts BCCI after getting sensational email

In the meantime, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) approached the Union Home Ministry and informed them about the situation on August 17, Saturday

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On August 16, Friday, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) received an anonymous email that stated that the Indian cricket team - currently in West Indies for a series - is under threat of an imminent terror attack.

According to a Times of India report, the PCB had spontaneously forwarded the email to the International Cricket Council (ICC). Accordingly, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) also received a copy of the same in the next 24 hours.

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In response, they approached the Union Home Ministry and informed them about the situation on August 17. They also alerted the Indian embassy in Antigua, where Virat Kohli’s side will be playing a test match against the West Indies starting August 22.

So far, the Men in Blue have dominated the Caribbeans as they have won the T20 and ODI series 3-0 and 2-0 respectively. Accordingly, the two-match Test series will mark the beginning of India's journey in the inaugural ICC World Test Championship.

The World Test Championship will witness a competition between the top nine Test-playing nations who will look to secure the top two spots on the table after fighting each other out across 71 matches in 27 series, played across the next two years.  

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