New Zealand cricketer's bat destroyed by TSA officials

Friday August 8th, 2014

New Zealand cricketer Jimmy Neesham got an unpleasant surprise when he opened his bags and discovered that his bat had been ruined when TSA officials drilled multiple holes in the solid wood blade.

Neesham and his Caribbean Premier League team, the Guyana Amazon Warriors had traveled through the U.S. on their way to a match against the Antigua Hawkbills and it was there that officials poked holes in the equipment to look for contraband materials.

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It is also possible the TSA workers were massive Hawkbills fans trying to get an edge on their rivals, but that does feel like a bit of a stretch.


-Brendan Maloy

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