Stone Attack On Australian Team : Investigation Begins
Senior officials in Assam have begun an enquiry once a rock was hurled at the bus carrying members of Australian cricket team back to its hotel After India Vs Australia 2nd T20I on Tuesday night.
The Australians were returning after winning the second T20 international against the Indian cricket team at the Barsapara stadium in Guwahati.
Following widespread condemnation of the incident, that shattered a window pane of the luxurious bus however didn’t hurt any traveller, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal ordered an enquiry on Wednesday morning.
Australian opener Aaron Finch tweeted about the incident –
Pretty scary having a rock thrown through the team bus window on the way back to the hotel!! pic.twitter.com/LBBrksaDXI
— Aaron Finch (@AaronFinch5) October 10, 2017
On Wednesday morning, sports minister Naba Doley, Chief Secretary VK Pipersenia, state police chief Mukesh Sahay and other officers met with the Australian team members at their hotel to inquire regarding the incident.
“We are extremely upset about the incident and an inquiry has been ordered. Two persons have been detained for questioning. We will take action against anyone found guilty,” said Doley.
“A criminal investigation headed by a DIG of police has also started. I would not like to prejudge how and why the incident happen. If any lapse is found, necessary action would be initiated,” police chief Mukesh Sahay said.
— cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) October 10, 2017
Guwahati May Not Host More International Matches
The incident, widely reported across the world, may hurt Guwahati’s chance of hosting more international And IPL matches. Tuesday’s India Vs Australia T20I Match Was first match at the freshly built Assam Cricket Association stadium in Barsapara.
International cricket had came back to town when a gap of nearly seven years. The last match within the town was a one-day international between India and New Zealand held at jawaharlal nehru stadium in Nov 2010.
Himanta Biswa Sarma, who is also the president of badminton Association of India, expressed regret concerning the incident through a tweet and guaranteed the guilty are punished .
Guwahati is at the present also hosting group E matches of the ongoing FIFA U-17 World Cup.