Victoria vs Cobras: Match delayed due to security reasons

Updated: 17 October 2009 11:20 IST

The Champions League match between Victoria Bushrangers and Cape Cobras was delayed and the teams were asked to stay at the hotel.

New Delhi:

Due to the strict inspection at the Chinnaswamy Stadium after the arrest of a cricketer carrying explosives, the Champions League match between Victoria Bushrangers and Cape Cobras was delayed and the teams were asked to stay at the hotel till everything was arranged in order.

There was a one-hour delay to the commencement of the match and it was expected to begin at 5 pm IST, but it further got delayed and started at 5.40 pm. Now, it has been shortened to a 17 overs-a-side game and Powerplays will occur every 5 overs.

Earlier, a cricket player from Jammu and Kashmir was arrested by the Bangalore police on suspicion of having transported explosives.

On Friday night, security sensors at the stadium detected presence of explosives within 300 to 400 metres.

On Saturday morning, police searched the stadium and focussed on a bag in room 105 of the Chinnaswamy stadium.

They found no explosives but detected some explosive residue.

Parvez, part of a Jammu and Kashmir team has been arrested.

However, Bangalore police has said that the Champions League match will go on.

Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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