New Zealand cricketer Jimmy Neesham has his bat drilled as American customs officials check for drugs
All-rounder is playing in the Caribbean Premier League
Friday 08 August 2014
Kiwi cricketer Jimmy Neesham was left without a bat when customs officials decided to drill his bat full of holes to check for drugs.
The New Zealand all-rounder was travelling through the US with his team the Guyana Amazon Warriors of the Caribbean Premier League.
Neesham took to Twitter to express his thoughts: "Imagine if your cricket gear went through America and they drilled holes in your bat to look for drugs..." he said.
The 23-year-old has played four Tests and 11 ODIs for New Zealand.
He had earlier scored nine runs for the Warriors in that bats final innings.
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