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West Indies bus hit by stones after match

 West Indies Chris Gayle play a shots during their Cricket World Cup Group B match at the Sher-E-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Frida...
 West Indies Darren Sammy, center, hags Ramnaresh Sarwan,  celebrates after the dismissal of Bangladesh's Musfiqur Rahim, unseen, during their Cricket...
 West Indies captain Darren Sammy  and Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan, left, chat during their Cricket World Cup Group B match at the Sher-E-Bangl...

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West Indies Chris Gayle play a shots during their Cricket World Cup Group B match at the Sher-E-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Frida...

Bangladesh Cricket WCup Bangladesh West Indies

West Indies Darren Sammy, center, hags Ramnaresh Sarwan, celebrates after the dismissal of Bangladesh's Musfiqur Rahim, unseen, during their Cricket...

Bangladesh Cricket WCup Bangladesh West Indies

West Indies captain Darren Sammy and Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan, left, chat during their Cricket World Cup Group B match at the Sher-E-Bangl...

A bus carrying the West Indies' World Cup team was hit by stones as it left Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Friday after the side had heavily defeated Bangladesh in a group match.
West Indies media manager Philip Spooner told The Associated Press that seven stones hit the right side of the bus, with two of them cracking windows, as it left the stadium in the Dhaka suburb of Mirpur.
"Two stones hit the windows on the right side of the bus but they did not smash or throw glass into the bus," Spooner told the AP. "Everyone is safe and back at the hotel. No one is hurt."
Spooner added that West Indies team manager Richie Richardson would be talking to the West Indies Cricket Board and asking it to take the matter to the International Cricket Council for investigation.
"There were not a hell of a lot of people throwing the stones," Spooner added, "but one person throwing stones at your bus is one too many if you know what I mean."
Imtiaz Ahmad, deputy police commissioner and chief of security at Mirpur, said it was a case of mistaken identity by the stone-throwers after a dismal performance by the home side.
"They thought that it was the Bangladesh team bus and hurled stones at it," Ahmad said.
West Indies had earlier routed Bangladesh by nine wickets after dismissing the tournament co-host for a derisory 58, its lowest score in a World Cup game and the fourth lowest total in World Cup history.
Bangladesh Cricket Board president Mustafa Kamal expressed his regret at the incident.
"It is unfortunate. There was sufficient security, yet it happened," he said. "We are very sorry for this,"
That view of the security was not shared by West Indies players.
Batsman Chris Gayle said on his Twitter feed: "This is ridiculous!!! Damn!!! W Cup with so many security an this happen!! Big Joke!!! Trust me I'm not keen here!!! Av players lay flat!!!"


Updated : 2021-10-23 13:47 GMT+08:00