Days ahead of the much awaited Test series between Pakistan and Australia, the partner of Ashton Agar has received death threats, asking her to stop the Aussie player from traveling to the Asian country.
As per a report in The Sydney Morning Herald, the development was confirmed by a team spokesperson, who also mentioned that following an investigation it was not found to be a serious threat.
The message was sent to Agar’s partner Madeleine on social media and she reported it to both Cricket Australia (CA) and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
It is believed that the message originated from a fake account in India. This is Australia’s first tour to Pakistan in 24 years. The first Test will be played in Rawalpindi, following which the action will shift to Karachi.
Cricket Australia issued an official statement regarding the matter. “Cricket Australia is aware of a social media post, of which the nature and content has been investigated by the PCB, CA and combined government security agencies.
“There are extensive security plans in place for this type of social media activity, which, in this case, is not considered a risk. No further comment will be made at this time.”
One of the portions of the message was also revealed. “This is a warning for your husband Ashton Agar if he comes to tour against Pakistan he won’t come [back] alive.”