Islamabad. The New Zealand Cricket Board (NZC) canceled the series against Pakistan on the occasion, after which allegations are being made continuously from the host country. Now Pakistan’s Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry has also accused India in this matter. Fawad Chaudhry on Wednesday alleged that a threatening email was sent to the New Zealand cricket team from India, prompting New Zealand to cancel his tour of the country.
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Monday also canceled the scheduled bilateral series in Pakistan next month after the New Zealand team canceled its tour of Pakistan last Friday citing security threats. Pakistan has been claiming that India was behind some of the recent terrorist attacks in the country. India has dismissed these claims as baseless and asked Islamabad to take action against terrorism growing on its soil.
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi had said in July, “It is not new for Pakistan to spread baseless propaganda against India. It would be better if Pakistan takes credible action against terrorism emanating from its soil and terrorists who find safe haven there. The international community is aware of the situation in Pakistan when it comes to terrorism.
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In a press conference on Wednesday with Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, Chowdhury said that in August a fake post was made in the name of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan terrorist Ehsanullah Ehsan to avoid sending his team to Pakistan by the New Zealand Cricket Board and the government. It was said that he would be targeted. Despite this, the New Zealand cricket team reached Pakistan. Chowdhury said that on the day of the first match, New Zealand officials said that his government was concerned about the danger and canceled the tour.
Dawn News quoted him as saying, ‘Pakistan Cricket Board officials, the security team of the Ministry of Home Affairs, everyone went to him to share this threat with him. But they were as unknown as us. He said that a day later another threatening mail was sent to the New Zealand team for which Hamza Afridi’s ID was used. He claimed that the investigating officers had come to know that the email was sent from a device in India.
“It was sent from a ‘Virtual Private Network’ (VPN) which showed Singapore instead,” he claimed. He said that there were 13 more audios on this device, most of which were all Indian names. Choudhary claimed, ‘The device was used in India for the threats that were made to the New Zealand team. A fake ID was used but it was sent from Maharashtra.
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Choudhary said the Home Ministry has registered a case and requested Interpol for assistance with information on Tehreek-e-Labbaik ProtonMail and Hamza Afridi’s ID. He said that the West Indies team will tour Pakistan in December. And according to him, ‘A threat has already been issued to the team.’ He claimed that it was also issued by a ProtonMail account.
The Information Minister said, ‘It is unfortunate. We believe this is a campaign against international cricket. ICC and other institutions should also pay attention to this. On the decision to cancel the England team’s tour, Chowdhury said that British High Commissioner Christian Turner made it clear that there was no change in the UK government’s advisory on Pakistan. He said, ‘If the government has no objection then who is the English Cricket Board (to cancel the tour)? Claiming that players are tired is a very poor excuse.
He said that Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Rameez Raja, Ministry of External Affairs and Home Ministry will take up the issue at all relevant forums and Pakistan TV will assess the financial loss. “We are working on it and if our legal team gives permission, we will take legal action against the ECB,” Chowdhury said.
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