Dhaka, Mar 22: Bangladesh officials have gone all out to ensure that there is no repeat of the infamous stone-pelting incident and have assured the West Indies cricket team of 'state-level security' during their quarter-final encounter with Pakistan in Mirpur on March 23.
The bus carrying West Indies team players was pelted with stones by angry Bangladeshi fans who were upset with their team's humiliating defeat to the Caribbean side. West Indies skittled out Bangladesh for 58 and won the match by 9 wickets.
Dhaka police commissioner Benazir Ahmed was quoted by AFP as saying, "The West Indies are our valued guests and we will ensure the highest state-level security to them...They can be assured of fool-proof security. It's a state-level commitment. We shall make sure that there is no crowd along the key parts of the road to the stadium."
The Police commissioner was also reported as saying that South Africa were accorded the same security when they took on Bangladesh at the Shere Bangla stadium on Mar 19. Bangladesh ended up losing the match by 206 runs and also lost out on a possible quarter-final berth.