The rivalry between India and Australia in cricket was always there, but, what all good as it didn’t cross the borders, boundaries or game. Players so far have never messed up things outside, the crowd was fine and nothing went against the game spirits outside the ground.
So far, India is considered as one of the safest places for the cricket tournaments. Everything was fine until the second T20I at Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati, till the picture of broken window glass of the bus surfaced the Internet. This picture was shared by Australian incumbent skipper David Warner.
This drew some serious concerns in terms of security and safety of the foreign players. Apart from this mismanagement, there is a few allegation on the hosting authorities of the stadium. It has been tipped to be one of the best grounds for playing cricket.
But there were more disappointments for the spectators and government agencies on a night that witnessed an 8-wicket loss for the home side against a spirited Australian lineup. There had been many complaints regarding the mismanagement by the Assam Cricket Association (ACA). A few government bodies alleged that proper communication was lacking from the ACA officials, who were in-charge of the event.
According to the reports, there were no lights in some of the toilets, there were hardly any signboards to guide the spectators to the stands. “This is not of all international standards. At least the basics, like having lights in toilets, should have been worked out properly,” said a spectator.
The vehicles of Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) were not been allowed to go inside the gates of the stadium. “This is a highly irresponsible attitude from the ACA. We were not allowed to enter the stadium. If they don’t let us in, how do we work? They must cooperate with us to get things running smoothly,” said an official of the civic body.
Australian cricketer Aaron Finch suggested that a rock was thrown at the Australian team bus, which resulted in a broken window pane. Guwahati hosted an international match after a gap of seven years and this particular incident has disappointed the majority of the sports-loving people of the city.
We have to wait and see how would the Assam Cricket Association (ACA) react to these allegations? If you would like to share anything regarding this issue, share your views with us in the comments section below.