West Indies all-rounder Fabian Allen has been robbed at gunpoint in a terrifying incident during his stint with the Paarl Royals in the SA20 2024.
Allen, 28, was targeted outside the famous Sandton Sun Hotel where goons surrounded him, taking away his phone, a bag and other personal belongings.
According to a Cricbuzz report, sources from Cricket West Indies (CWI), Paarl Royals and SA20 confirmed the incident. A CWI source assured that no harm was caused to Allen.
"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," a CWI official told Cricbuzz.
The report further added that no official from Paarl Royals was available to share details. This incident has rightfully raised concerns regarding the safety of players involved in the SA20.
Allen, a left-arm spinner and a handy batter down the order, has played 20 ODIs and 34 T20Is for the West Indies.
The 28-year-old has not been in the best of form in the ongoing SA20. He has the highest score of 17* in the six innings that he has batted in this season. His bowling figures weren't that great either, returning with a couple of wickets in four innings.
However, his team Paarl Royals have been performing well in the competition and they will be playing the Eliminator on February 7.