Cricket Australia (CA) and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) are investigating the death threat sent to all-rounder Ashton Agar on social media, a report from ‘The Sydney Morning Herald’ reported. He also said that the threat was sent to Agar Madeleine’s wife via a direct message on social media, saying that all travelers should not go to Pakistan.
“The message section reads: “This is a warning to her husband Ashton Agar if he comes on a trip against Pakistan he will not come [back] “The message also refers to the Agar children, who do not have it.” said the report.
He also said that the message came from a fake account on Instagram that could be hailing from India.
This guy from Gujarat who is an Environmental worker at IMC Limited has expressed contemptuous concerns about Ashton Agar and how Pakistan will blow his head etc. Already Australia Cricket and the Pakistan Cricket Council have released details condemning these threats. pic.twitter.com/kGyIjgqECV
– Tyrelle Audain (@ tjaudain360) March 28, 2022
The message was immediately communicated to two cricket teams and security agencies.
“Cricket Australia is aware of a social media post, the nature and content of which has been investigated by PCB, CA and a combination of government safety regulations. “There is no further comment at this time.” said a statement from CA.
Pakistan has been forced to host their international matches in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) since the 2009 Lahore attack in the Sri Lanka Test Group. Last year, Pakistan’s New Zealand white football team suddenly crashed just hours before its first stop in Rawalpindi after a security threat was spotted. Shortly afterwards, England canceled their men’s and women’s travel to Pakistan, referring to the ‘mental and physical well-being’ of the actors and security concerns.
According to Agar, the report states, “The security agencies, CA and PCB have procedures in place to investigate the type of messages that are targeting players and their families. Agar is said to be in good spirits with the message. directly to his wife. He was comforted with the instructions he had. followed. “
The Australian Test team, led by pacer Pat Cummins, arrived in the Pakistani capital Islamabad on Sunday and is set to begin training at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium on Tuesday before the first test on March 4.