In­dia re­as­sures Aus­tralians af­ter rock thrown at team bus

Muscat Daily - - SPORTS -

New Delhi, In­dia - In­dia's sports min­is­ter on Wed­nes­day sought to re­as­sure Aus­tralian crick­eters about their safety af­ter a rock shat­tered a win­dow on the bus tak­ing them to their ho­tel fol­low­ing a se­ries-lev­el­ling win in the se­cond Twenty20 in­ter­na­tional.

The in­ci­dent in the north­east­ern In­dian city of Guwa­hati was the se­cond in two months, af­ter Cricket Aus­tralia said in Septem­ber that the team's bus win­dow was bro­ken by a "small rock or stone" in Bangladesh.

"Pretty scary hav­ing a rock thrown through the team bus win­dow on the way back to the ho­tel!!," bats­man Aaron Finch tweeted af­ter the eight-wicket win against In­dia.

The photo he posted on Twit­ter showed a shat­tered win­dow pane with a large hole.

In­dian sports min­is­ter Ra­jyavard­han Rathore, an Olympic sil­ver medal­list in shooting, said there were tight se­cu­rity ar­range­ments in place for the Aus­tralian team as well as for the play­ers tak­ing part in the FIFA U17 World Cup.

"Per­sonal se­cu­rity of vis­it­ing ath­letes & teams is ex­tremely im­por­tant for us," he tweeted.

"Guwa­hati stone-throw­ing in­ci­dent NOT re­flec­tive of our se­cu­rity mea­sures. Aus team & FIFA are con­tent w/those. In­dia re­mains a grace­ful host."

Two peo­ple have been ar­rested as po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tions into the in­ci­dent con­tinue, the Press Trust of In­dia re­ported.

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