ECB resolves the Eoin Morgan blackmail controversy

England’s One-Day International (ODI) captain Eoin Morgan was reportedly blackmailed by an individual who demanded 35,000 pounds. The England Cricket Board (ECB) on Thursday revealed that they were contacted by the person before the match against Australia Friday.

As reported by standard.co.uk, the man behind the call was identified as Nick Emery living in Hobart and is the current boyfriend of the lady who Morgan dated. Emery said, “I have got a fair bit of interesting content regarding Eoin Morgan with a woman who isn’t his girlfriend … there’s sexual content. It’s my partner.”

But Emery revealed that the matter is closed after he had an urgent meeting with ECB officials in Hobart. He said, “It’s done. It’s dealt with. I did the wrong thing in the wrong state of mind.”

“I was in a very angry and bad head space.”

“Everything is sorted now. They were very understanding. We came to an agreement.”

ECB managing director Mr. Paul Downtown responded with, “We contacted the Metropolitan Police and a brief investigation tracked down this individual. He has now apologised saying it was not intended to go this far.

“My job is to ensure that the players have the optimum opportunity to prepare and play cricket for England both in the Tri-Series matches and the upcoming World Cup.”

“We will not allow anyone to distract the players or the England captain.”

He added; “The ECB will not be pressing charges and the matter is now closed. The players will not be saying anything further at this moment. “

Earlier, Emery had threatened to reveal embarrassing details of Morgan’s relationship with the Australian woman whom he had met five years ago. The ECB reached out to Scotland Yard to track down the person blackmailing them and Morgan.

Mr. Downton said, “There were references to a relationship that Eoin Morgan had five years ago with a single Australian lady. It was brief relationship five years ago and what appears to be a fairly deliberate attempt to exhort a sum of money from the ECB. The individual, who comes from Hobart, demanded that the money be paid before the first ball was played on Friday.”

Morgan, is currently in a long term relationship with Tara Ridgway, a law and PR student at Bond University in Australia.