Bomb scare at Ashes

Updated: 04 August 2009 16:38 IST

The final day of the drawn third Test turned out to be a dramatic one off the field as a bomb threat during lunch break left the security staff in a tizzy.

Birmingham:

The final day of the drawn third Ashes Test turned out to be a dramatic one off the field as a bomb threat during lunch break left the ground security staff in a tizzy.

According to media reports here, the staff at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground, where Australia held on a for a draw against England on Monday, received a bomb threat at lunch break.

"We can confirm a short security alert at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground. Officers at the scene investigated and found this to be nothing of concern," a West Midlands Police spokeswoman was quoted as saying by newspapers here.

"The scene has now been declared safe and this is a high profile event. There are enough officers at the location to ensure the safety of the crowd," she added.

England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed that security had to be increased after the threat.

"Security has been increased at the back of the ground.

That (area) has been secured," an ECB spokesman said.

Topics : Cricket
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