Guwahati police arrest two over broken Australian team bus window

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore condemned the incident.

By: Express Web Desk | Published: October 11, 2017 1:40 pm
india vs australia, australia team bus attack, australia bus stone, guwahati bus attack, guwahati australia bus, india australia t20, cricket news, sports news, indian express Australian team bus was attacked on Tuesday night as they returned to the team hotel. (ource: Twitter)

Gorchuk police on Wednesday morning arrested two youth for reportedly being involved in the attack on the Australian team bus following the second T20I in Guwahati. Australia won the contest by eight wickets to level the series at 1-1 and leave the series open going into the third T20I in Hyderabad on Friday. The two youth are reportedly in police custody.

Luckily for the state association and security officials, no player was injured in the incident as the nearest seat to the window pane was unoccupied. However it raised serious question marks on Assam Cricket Association and state police’s security arrangements for the match at the newlyconstructed stadium in Barsapara. Guwahati was hosting an international match for the first time in seven years.

“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,” Buragohain told PTI. “The police have already arrested two persons and are investigating into the matter. 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,” he added.

The incident was highlighted by Australia opener Aaron Finch who took to twitter and posted “Pretty scary having a rock thrown through the team bus window on the way back to the hotel!!,” with a picture of the shattered window.

On Wednesday morning, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore condemned the incident. Sonowal stated that the guilty persons will be punished directed the DGP to look into matter.

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  1. S
    Oct 11, 2017 at 5:33 pm
    It is shame to the nation. We are commenting on pakistan for their security but what about here? What ICC will think about us . It is shame to Assam state police who are responsible for loop holes happened in Guwahati.
    1. Joy Jacob
      Oct 11, 2017 at 3:46 pm
      It is a shame for Indians who boast of their hospitality. Let us not fail to appreciate good performance, regardless of the nativity of the performer.
      1. I
        Oct 11, 2017 at 2:50 pm
        The act of anti-nationals, defame India.
        1. R
          Rajveer Singh
          Oct 11, 2017 at 6:05 pm
          Same problem with Pakistan but India was enjoying that act
        2. S
          sampath chari
          Oct 11, 2017 at 2:20 pm
          What is the use of condemning. Of course no one can help when such incidents occur in spite of tight security. It is better to avoids matches being played in such places. Otherwise we will have the same fate as Pakistan.
          1. L
            Logical Sports lover
            Oct 11, 2017 at 2:34 pm
            That way even Eden Garden is also to be avoided as more serious cases had happened in that stadium too. Why blam the state and to banned future matchesfor an individual's wrong did? Could you gurantee similar incident would never occur in any other stadium of India in the future? Thing is that culprit should be arrested and should be given exemplary punishment.
          2. Indrajit Roychowdhury
            Oct 11, 2017 at 2:05 pm
            The government should resign.
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