India vs Australia: Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore assures visitors of safety after stone pelting incident

A Cricket Australia spokesman said they were "satisfied with the levels of security provided".

FirstCricket Staff, Oct,11 2017

New Delhi: India's sports minister on Wednesday sought to reassure Australia's cricketers about their safety after a rock shattered a window on the bus taking them to their hotel after 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 after a Test match.

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

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 they were "satisfied with the levels of security provided".

The final T20 game will be played in Hyderabad on Friday.

With inputs from AFP

Published Date: Oct 11, 2017 | Updated Date: Oct 11, 2017




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3 Australia 4174 104
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