Watch: Why Team India’s security increased in Johannesburg?


Indian cricketers during their practice session at Super Sport Park. Image Source: Xtra Time

Debasis Sen, Centurion: The security of the Indian team has been increased here following protests by members of Economics Freedom Fighters (EFF) at Sandton Mall in Johannesburg on Saturday. The protestors were seen ransacking H&M (multi-national clothing company) store in the mall following an advertisement by the clothing company.

The mall is located in the same complex where the Indian cricketers are staying. Kohli and his team are staying at Sandton Sun in Johannesburg.

Local police have increased the security level in and around Team India’s hotel and the mall. The visuals show protestors entering the store and ransacking the products. The incident happened when the team were playing at the Super Sport Park on Day 1 of the 2nd test match against South Africa.

The Indian cricketers are travelling to Centurion everyday from Johannesburg which takes about 30 minutes. International teams normally stay in Johannesburg when there is a match at Super Sport Park as there are no big hotels in Centurion.

The Indian cricketers have so far been enjoying their stay in Rainbow Nation. The hosts are leading the series 1-0 following their 72 runs win in the first test match at Newlands in Cape Town.

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