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




Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4969 124
2 South Africa 3767 111
3 England 4497 105
4 New Zealand 3489 100
5 Australia 3294 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 6386 120
2 India 6546 119
3 Australia 5948 114
4 England 6156 114
5 New Zealand 5432 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 2843 124
2 New Zealand 1925 120
3 West Indies 2395 120
4 England 2029 119
5 India 2965 119