London: The Indian cricket team was caught up in a bomb scare after their Twenty20 practice match againt Kent on Friday.
According to a leading daily, police ordered the team to leave the changing room at the St. Lawrence Ground and go to the middle of the pitch after a suspect package was spotted in a bin.
Skipper M.S. Dhoni and his players were kept waiting for almost an hour before they left the ground in a fleet of taxis with a police escort.
“The place was crawling with the bomb squad,” a witness said.
However, police were unwilling to give any details of the incident.
Hours earlier police had sealed off parts of the city after a suspected bomb was found on a railway line.
The rail device was a hoax – a rucksack containing a black cylinder attached to a mobile.