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Terror threats surrounding first Bangladesh-India T20I in Delhi

  • Published at 05:18 pm October 29th, 2019
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The National Investigation Agency of India has confirmed receiving an anonymous letter which claimed that the Indian cricket team, particularly their captain Virat Kohli were among those named in a threat list

While there have been quite a bit of controversy in recent times in the Bangladesh camp before the much-anticipated tour of India in November, all is not well from the Indian side too. 

The National Investigation Agency of India has confirmed receiving an anonymous letter which claimed that the Indian cricket team, particularly their captain Virat Kohli were among those named in a threat list.

The NIA, upon receiving the letter, has asked Delhi police to beef up its security arrangements ahead of the first T20I, scheduled to be held at Arun Jaitley Stadium in the Indian capital Sunday. 

According to Delhi police sources, the anonymous letter apparently includes the names of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind, Home Minister Amit Shah and other leaders belonging to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.

The letter, which has been forwarded to the Board of Control for Cricket in India, suggested that the Kerala-based terror outfit All India Lashkar is likely to target skipper Kohli and other prominent politicians, reported multiple Indian news outlets.

Sources suggested that the threat may well be a hoax but the authorities are not willing to take any chances and have thus decided to review the security measures to be taken ahead of the match.

Bangladesh are scheduled to face off against India in a three-match T20I series, followed by two Test matches.