Cricket News By TODAYLIVESCORE.INFO - Security beefed up around NZ women's team after threat. The third ODI is set to be played in Leicester.
The third ODI is set to be played in Leicester.
Security has been beefed around the New Zealand women's team ahead of the third One-Day International against England, set to be played in Leicester. New Zealand Cricket, on Tuesday (September 21), confirmed that the security is alert around the team after receiving a ‘Non-credible threat'.
“The ECB have received a threatening email relating to NZC. Although this did not specifically reference the White Ferns, it was treated seriously, investigated, and deemed not credible.”
The New Zealand board also dismissed reports of the team skipping training sessions due to the security threat and stated, “The White Ferns have now arrived in Leicester and, as a precaution, security around them has been boosted. Reports their training has been cancelled are false. They were not scheduled to train today as it was a travelling day.”
The third ODI is set to be played as scheduled on Tuesday (September 21). Last week, the New Zealand men's team had abandoned their tour of Pakistan due to an undisclosed security threat. Following that development, the ECB also confirmed their decision to withdraw their men's and women's team from travelling to Pakistan next month.