Kiwi under 16 team arrives in India despite terror alert

Despite a terror alert being sounded by the New Zealand Government, the Wellington (New Zealand) under 16 team has arrived in India to play three matches over two weeks against an Indian representative side.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) of New Zealand has issued a warning to all New Zealanders saying that there was ‘extreme risk’ in those parts.

The MFAT also warned of attacks in Jammu and Kashmir, Tripura, Manipur, Assam, Nagaland and along the Indo-Pak border. It advised against travel to these areas.

Cricket Wellington chief executive and former Black Cap Gavin Larsen told the New Zealand Herald News that Cricket Wellington was “gathering information from the right areas”, including from the MFAT, International Cricket Council and an independent security expert.

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