An online threat directed at the wife of Australian all-rounder Ashton Agar has been investigated by government security agencies. Madeline Agar has received a disturbing post on Instagram warning her husband is safe on Australia’s first tour of Pakistan in 24 years.
The Australian squad arrived in Rawalpindi on Sunday, with the first test of the series starting this Friday. It has been suggested that the message was sent from a fake account, most likely from someone outside Pakistan, and authorities do not believe this to be a credible threat.
The message warned that Hagar’s life would be in danger in Pakistan and also threatened the couple’s children, which they do not have.
“Cricket Australia is aware of a social media post, the nature and content of which has been investigated by the PCB, CA and the combined government security agencies,” a statement from Cricket Australia read.
“Extensive security plans are in place for this type of social media activity, which in this case is not considered a risk. No further comments will be made at this time. »
No international cricket was played in Pakistan for a decade after a Sri Lanka team bus was attacked by terrorists in Lahore in 2009. CA took serious precautions for this tour, with a large presence security outside the hotel where the Aussies are staying.