Rock thrown at Australian cricket team bus, two held

Oct 12, 2017, 00:26
Rock thrown at Australian cricket team bus, two held

This was the first time in seven years that Guwahati hosted an global cricket match and the incident that occurred after the match was over came as as a blot on the hosts.

Authorities believed local children were behind the Bangladesh rock-throwing. Australia earlier lost the ODI series 4-1. The story was quickly reported after Aussie opener Aaron Finch shared photograph of the bad incident on Twitter saying, "Pretty scary having a rock thrown through the team bus window on the way back to the hotel".

Following the tourists' comfortable eight-wicket win in Guwahati that levelled the three-match series at 1-1, Australia's Finch posted a message on Twitter which featured an image of a smashed bus window.

Time8.in a website that specifically covers everything that happens in the North Eastern part of the country reported that the Commissioner of Police, Guwahati said that stones that hit the window might have slipped from the tyres of the bus.

Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal said the incident had damaged the state's reputation as a reliable host for major sporting events, and that state police had identified two suspects.

According to the details provided, stones were pelted on the Australian cricket team's bus while the team was returning from Barsapara Stadium to the team's hotel in Guwahati on Tuesday.

Cricket Australia's news site cricket.com.au said no one was hurt when the window was broken by a rock roughly the size of a cricket ball, but the Australian players were "understandably shaken up". The DGP said everything would become clear after the investigation is over.

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