US customs officials drill holes in New Zealand cricketer's bat looking for drugs

New Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham’s bat was ruined recently by American custom officials, who drilled holes into the equipment, looking for drugs.

Jimmy Neesham's bat
A picture of the hole-ridden bat tweeted by Neesham

Neesham, who is playing for Guyana Amazon Warriors in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) was travelling through USA to the Caribbean when his bat was subject to the torture.

Jimmy Neesham
NZ's Jimmy Neesham

“Imagine if your cricket gear went through America and they drilled holes in your bat to look for drugs,” Neesham (23) wrote on his twitter page with a picture of the bat with four holes in it. He however didn’t mention at which airport the incident took place. Neesham has played four Tests and 11 ODIs for New Zealand.

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