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Security hiked for Indian cricket team

August 20, 2019

The Indian cricket team, who are touring the West Indies, have been given extra security cover. This is after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) received a message stating that members of the are in danger and that their movements are being closely watched.

Speaking to the media, a senior member of the BCCI said the message was a hoax and there is no truth in it. Despite that, the team has been placed under tight security.

It was a hoax and all things are in order. The Indian team has been provided with an additional pilot vehicle and the Indian High Commission informed the Antigua government on the same just as a precautionary measure. The High Commission has informed the local government there. - Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)

India has played a three-match one day international series against the West Indies. Earlier they had played a T20I series against them. The cricketers are now playing a warm-up game as the Test series will start from Thursday. This will also be the start of India's journey in the first World Test Championship (WTC).

Captain Virat Kohli has said he is very excited about the WTC and feels that India have a good chance of winning the tournament two years down the line.

"The WTC is very exciting. I think it's happening at the right time for Test cricket. Although you are going to play a bilateral series, the meaning and importance are way more. You have to plan for every series. I was excited about something of this sort and now it's coming to life," said Virat.

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