Indian authorities arrest two after Australian team vehicle attack

Rachel Hardy
October 12, 2017

Rocks were thrown at their bus which shattered the window and spread fear among the players.

This statement of Raj came after a rock was allegedly thrown at the Australian team bus as they were on their way back to the team hotel from the Barsapara Cricket Stadium, following their eight-wicket win in the second T20I of the three-match series in Guwahati.

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".

Australia opening batsman Aaron Finch posted a photo of a shattered window on a bus on Twitter.

On the other hand, Guwahati city police commissioner Hiren Nath said that, a team of the Guwahati city police headed by a DIG was probing the incident. Aus team & Federation Internationale de Football Association are content w/those.

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In a letter written to the state government, Khanna reasserted the football body's gratitude towards Government of Assam and stated that, the security and the facilities that have been provided to the global teams have been immaculate and have set the benchmark for other events of this stature that India may host in the future. Assam CM asked the DGP to look into the matter and arrest those involved in it, the police also arrested a couple of youngsters this morning as a part of the investigation.

Cricket Australia's news site 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".

A CA spokesman told AFP "local authorities are investigating and we are satisfied with the levels of security provided".

Top Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin said guests should be treated with respect and urged restraint from his countrymen. "A vast majority of us are capable of that", he wrote on Twitter.

Australia are scheduled to play India in the third and final Twenty20 of the series in Hyderabad on Friday.

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