SILCHAR, Oct 11 - Condemning the unfortunate incident of stone pelting by miscreants on the team bus of Australia after the end of the first ever T20 Intentional match between India and Australia played at the newly constructed stadium at Barsapara, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has assured that there would no compromise on security of players and teams and the accused behind the inopportune incident would be punished.
Talking to reporters here during his visit to Barak Valley, Sonowal said, “Assam has the rich history of successfully hosting many international sports events and the first ever T20 International match between India and Australia could be completed successfully. Cricket Australia has expressed satisfaction over the arrangements behind organising the match in Guwahati. There would be no compromise with the security of the players. Concerned officials have been assigned to investigate the matter and spot the guilty.”
The chief minister said that the government is making all efforts to establish Guwahati as the sports capital of the country and already four countries are in the capital city to play in the under 17-World Cup football. FIFA has also acknowledged the impressive facilities in Guwahati, the Chief Minister maintained.