SA20 2024: Fabian Allen Robbed at Gunpoint Outside Team Hotel

Fabian Allen

Robbers snatched away his phone, personal belongings and a bag

Vishal Singh Feb. 6, 2024

Unfortunate Incident -

Cricket player Fabian Allen from West Indies was robbed with an armed weapon outside the Paarl Royals Team Hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa. The incident happened during the SA20 2024, and the all-rounder, 28, is visibly frightened.

According to reports, Allen was approached by armed attackers close to the Sandton Sun Hotel, whereupon they took his phone, wallet, and a bag. Thankfully, the cricketer came out of the uncomfortable incident unharmed.

Fans were reassured that Allen was safe by West Indies Cricket, who said that Allen was contacted by head coach Andre Coley via Obed McCoy. Allen is OK, according to a high-ranking CWI official; South Africa Cricket, and Paarl Royals may have more information about the incident.

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 top CWI official told Cricbuzz

However, an official statement from Paarl Royals is still not clear, which adds to the confusion and raises a lot of unresolved concerns.

There are good reasons to be concerned about the SA20 players' safety in light of this incident. Allen has played 20 ODIs and 34 T20Is for the West Indies. He is a dangerous left-arm spinner as well as a dependable hitter in the bottom order. Allen is known for his ability to suppress hitters in opposition, and he has a remarkable T20I economy rate of 7.43.

Not in form -

In the current SA20, the 28-year-old has failed to find form despite his overall skill, putting up unimpressive performances with the bat and the ball. After a dull performance against the Durban Super Giants, Allen was not included in the playing 11.


The Paarl Royals' preparation for the Eliminator on February 7 has brought attention to both their on-field performance and the tournament's safety protocols.