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Australian cricket team bus hit by stone in Bangladesh

The bus carrying the Australian cricket team, who were returning to the hotel after Day 1 of the second Test against Bangladesh cricket team in Chittagong on Monday, was hit by a small rock or stone, said Cricket Australia (CA)

cricket Updated: Sep 05, 2017 10:08 IST
Agence France-Presse
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(Representative image) Despite the incident of a stone hitting the bus taking Australia cricket team players, who were returning after the first day’s play of the second Test against Bangladesh cricket team, Cricket Australia has CA said it was happy with security measures that have been in place and the response from the Bangladesh authorities. (Getty Images)

Cricket Australia (CA) insisted Tuesday it is comfortable with security in Bangladesh following an incident in which a window on the team bus was smashed.

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CA said the window was broken by a “small rock or stone” as Australia’s players were returning to the team hotel after Monday’s opening day in the second Test in Chittagong.

No one was injured.

“En route back to the hotel last night a window on the Australian team bus was broken. No one was injured in the incident,” CA’s security manager Sean Carroll said in a statement.

“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.”

CA added that it was “happy with 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”.

Australia are playing their first Test series in Bangladesh since Ricky Ponting’s team visited in 2006.

They were due to play two Tests in Bangladesh in October 2015 but the tour was cancelled amid security fears after attacks by Islamist extremists in the Muslim-majority nation.

First Published: Sep 05, 2017 10:08 IST