While the Australian team was traveling back to the hotel after the end of the first day’s play of the second Test at Chittagong, a stone was thrown on the team bus by an unknown person. A part of the window broke by the attack but there were no reports of any injuries to any of the players.
Cricket Australia’s (CA) security manager Sean Carroll confirmed the news of no injuries but he said that the team got in touch with the local police and investigation was begun to find out the person behind the attack.
“On route back to the hotel last night a window on the Australian team bus was broken. No one was injured in the incident. 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,” said Cricket Australia’s security manager Sean Carroll.
“Bangladesh authorities are taking the incident seriously and security has been increased on the route. To date, we have been 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,” Carroll added.
Bangladesh Cricket Board believed that a child must have thrown a stone on the bus on the route. But it’s still a serious concern and the security has been increased. On the second day of the Test, the team was taken to the stadium from a different route.
“We think there was no major incident. The road through which we were taking them [Australia players and support staff] went into renovation and a small piece of stone unexpectedly hit the window after coming under the security car and hit the team bus,” said Iqbal Bahar, Chittagong Metropolitan Police Commissioner, as quoted by Cricbuzz.
“We have formed an inquiry committee to look into the matter while having changed our route already. We don’t think there is any security scare but still, we are not keeping any stone unturned to provide the best possible security,” he added.