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Four arrested for hurling stone at Australian team bus

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal had earlier directed the DGP to arrest the culprits to the earliest.

Australian team bus rock
Australian team bus was attacked in Guwahati. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The latest development in the unfortunate incident that involved a stone being hurled at the Australian cricket team bus after the second T20I of the three-match series that took place in Guwahati last week is that four people have been arrested in connection to the incident.

The incident took place when Australian team was returning to the team hotel from the Barsapara Cricket Stadium following their eight-wicket win on October 10. The rock, believed to be roughly the size of a cricket ball, was thrown at a window on the right-hand side of the bus. Australian opener Aaron Finch has earlier tweeted a picture of a broken window saying, “Pretty scary having a rock thrown through the team bus window on the way back to the hotel!!”

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Fortunately, no injuries were caused to any of the players or the support staff. The security was heightened in the city also because of the ongoing FIFA U-17 World Cup. Cricket Australia too was quick to come up with an official statement explaining the incident but also clarified that they were satisfied with the security provided to them across the country.

4 arrested

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal had earlier directed the DGP to arrest the culprits to the earliest.

“Four people have been arrested in connection with the attack on Australian cricket team bus in Guwahati,” said Assam director general of police (DGP) Mukesh Sahay on Sunday (October 15).

This was the first time that Guwahati hosted an international T20 match and it was in fact, a bad memory for the rest of the fans. Various people turned up with placards and signboards to apologize about the incident. The incident, widely reported across the world, could hurt Guwahati’s chance of hosting more international matches.

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