Aussie bus attacked


SYDNEY. — A rock shattered a window on the Australian cricket team’s bus as they returned to their hotel after the series-levelling win over India in the second Twenty20 international, batsman Aaron Finch tweeted yesterday. And local authorities in Guwahati have reportedly arrested two people in connection with an incident involving the Australia team bus after the second T20I against India.

A rock roughly the “size of a cricket ball” was thrown through the window of the bus as it returned to the team hotel on Tuesday evening. Nobody was hurt in the incident, however the local cricket association, who seldom get international hosting duties have put pressure on the police to produce answers quickly. The incident has seen security around the team beefed up as they prepare for the final match of the tour – a T20I in Hyderabad.

“The police have already arrested two persons and are investigating into the matter,” Assam Cricket Association secretary Pradip Buragohain told Press Trust of India website. We made every attempt to ensure a foolproof security but don’t know how this happened. It was near the team hotel and not at the crowded street near the stadium. I can assure that such incident won’t occur in future again. There will be a thick security cover when the Australian team leaves for Hyderabad.”

The Barsapara Cricket Stadium had attracted a sell out crowd for its first ever international match but the incident has soured the occasion. Australia leg-spinner Adam Zampa said the incident was terrifying and a disappointing end to a great evening. — AFP.

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