The Australian team landed in Pakistan on Sunday, however, on Monday, the Sydney Morning Herald reported that death threats had been made to Ashton Agar’s partner, Madeleine, ahead of getting on the plane to Pakistan.
This is Australia’s first trip to Pakistan since 1998, a full tour comprising three Tests, three ODIs and one T20I. The first Test is scheduled to be played from March 4 in Rawalpindi.
The threat had been sent to Madeleine on Instagram saying that Ashton Agar won’t come back home alive. The report also included a portion of the message that read: “This is a warning for your husband Ashton Agar if he comes to tour against Pakistan he won’t come [back] alive.”
The couple soon reported this to both Cricket Australia (CA) and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). Then both the boards issued a statement in this regard, stating that at the moment this threat “is not considered a risk”.
“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,” the board said.