After the end of first day’s play of the first Test at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Australia were making their way to team hotel. A rock was thrown into the bus on the way. The window was broken. But no player or a support stuff was injured. No glass fell into the bus as it was broken.
“On route back to the hotel last night a window on the Australian team bus was broken. No one was injured in the incident,” said Sean Carroll, Cricket Australia’s Security Manager.
“Team security personnel are currently in discussion with local authorities while they investigate the cause, which is believed to have come from a small rock or stone.
“Bangladesh authorities are taking the incident seriously and security has been increased on the route.”
The security has been beefed up after the incident. Australia had cancelled Bangladesh tour in 2015 due to security concerns. That tour was shifted to 2017. Enough security has been provided to the visiting team since they arrived.
To date we have been happy with the security measures that have been in place and we are comfortable with the response from the Bangladesh authorities and the increased security presence we have been provided in light of the incident,” Carroll added.
Australia have reached the venue on Tuesday without any problem to play the second day of the Test match.
-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com