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West Indies cricketer attacked and robbed at gunpoint outside team hotel in SA20: Report

Srinagar: Known for its high crime rate, the West Indies cricketer Fabian Allen had first hand expereince of that as he was reportedly attacked and robbed at gunpoint outside the Paarl Royals team hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The incident took place on the sidelines of the SA20, leaving the 28-year-old allrounder shaken.

Armed with a gun, the assailants confronted Allen in the vicinity of the Sandton Sun Hotel, reported Cricbuzz.
They forcefully took his phone, personal belongings, and a bag but thankfully, no further damage was done.

“Our head coach Andre Coley, also hailing from Jamaica, reached out to Fabian. Contact was successfully established through Obed McCoy (another West Indies international). He is fine. CSA (Cricket South Africa) and his team, Paarl Royals, could share more details if there are any,” Cricket West Indies official told Cricbuzz.

The report further added that no official from Paarl Royals was available to give more details.

This has sparked concerns regarding the safety of players involved in the SA20.

Allen has represented the West Indies in 20 ODIs and 34 T20Is. He is known for tying the batters down in the middle overs. His T20I economy rate of 7.43 is the biggest proof of that.

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