Angry fans pelt Windies bus
The West Indies’ bus was struck by stones thrown by Bangladesh fans after the co-hosts were heavily beaten in the Cricket World Cup Group B match earlier today in Mirpur, the team spokesman told Reuters.
The West Indies had humiliated the home team hours earlier, bundling them out for just 58, the fourth lowest World Cup score in history. Bangladesh fans, angry with their team’s performance, had also littered the stadium with torn up pieces of cards manufactured with “fours” and “sixes”.
“A couple of fans threw stones, two hit the window and it just broke. No one was hurt and we are safe,” the West Indies spokesman said.
The crowd had reacted angrily earlier after their team were thrashed by nine wickets by the West Indies after scoring only 58 runs.
“The glass didn’t shatter. It just broke,” the spokesman continued. “They are back in the hotel.”
West Indies opener Chris Gayle tweeted from the bus: “Bangladesh stoning our bus!!! Freaking glass Break!!! This is crap, can’t believe … what next bullets!!!!
“This is ridiculous!!! Damn!!! W Cup with so many security an this happen!! Big Joke!!! Trust me I’m not keen here!!! … players lay flat!!!”
A Bangladesh police officer told Reuters that the fans had thought the bus was carrying the home team. (Reuters)