Virat Kohli and Indian cricket team's security to be beefed up amidst terror threats

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) received an anonymous letter which claimed that Team India, particularly captain Virat Kohli, were on a threat list

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Team India are all set to face Bangladesh in a T20 International at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on November 3. The clash is expected to be high voltage match and will garner a lot of fans to watch the two teams locking horns in the opener of a what is a three-match series.

However, prior to the T20, Delhi Police have been asked to increase the security of the Indian cricket team after the National Investigation Agency (NIA) received an anonymous letter which claimed that Team India, particularly captain Virat Kohli, were on a threat list.

According to reports, the letter has a list of people om target which also includes the names of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind, Home Minister Amit Shah, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) stalwart Lal Krishna Advani, BJP working President J.P. Nadda and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat.

In the meantime, the letter has also been forwarded by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) by the NIA. The anonymous letter claims that All India Lashkar, based out of Kozhikode, Kerala, might target Kohli and prominent politicians.

While the letter might be a hoax but owing to the heightened threat perception, the officials are taken no chances regarding the players' safety. Alongside, security reviews of the match venue and individual players are being carried out.

India are scheduled to play three T20Is against Bangladesh, the first of which will be played at the Arun Jaitley Stadium on Sunday. The three-match series will be followed by two Tests.

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