Pakistan vs Australia 2022: Cricketer Ashton Agar Gets Death Threat

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On the eve of the historic Australian tour of Pakistan, a death threat was reportedly made to Ashton Agar’s spouse, advising the cricketer not to travel to the country, just days before the eagerly awaited Test series between Pakistan and Australia.

As per the allegation, the message was sent over to Agar’s partner Madeleine, who then reported it to both Cricket Australia (CA) and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

What was the threat?

“This is a warning for your husband Ashton Agar, and if he comes to tour against Pakistan, he will not come back alive,” the threat continues.
The Sydney Morning Herald reports the news was verified by a team representative, who also stated that it was not considered a legit threat after an inquiry.
The threat was allegedly issued from a fraudulent Instagram profile, possibly located in India.

 

What did the authorities say?

“For this type of social activity, there are substantial security protocols in place, but it is not regarded a concern in this situation. At this time, no more remark will be given”. This tour of Australia to Pakistan will include three Tests, three ODIs, and one T20I.

What was the reaction of players on their arrival?

“I feel extremely safe, and the Pakistan Cricket Board has taken excellent care of us. Upon arrival, there was a lot of security. We arrived at the hotel right after getting off the plane”. ESPNcricinfo quoted Cummins as saying upon his arrival in Pakistan. “We’ve got a good setup, and aside from games and training, we’ll be mainly limited to the hotel… It’s reassuring, and we’re fortunate to be accompanied by so many experts,” he continued.

New Zealand canceled their tour of Pakistan in September of last year after their state-issued a security alert moments before the first ODI between the two teams was scheduled to begin in Rawalpindi.