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Bangalore Chinnaswamy Stadium Bomb Blast - Match delayed

Bangalore: Three policemen were injured when a bomb exploded at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium here Saturday, nearly 90 minutes before an Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Mumbai Indians.

There was panic near the second entrance gate as hundreds had gathered when the explosion took place.

Police and IPL organisers said the match will start at 5 p.m.

UPDATE 4:45PM
A low intensity explosion at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium 45 minutes before an Indian Premier League (IPL) tie between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians injured four policemen and a private security guard and caused panic among the spectators.

"It appears an explosive was planted near gate no 12 which went off around 3.15 p.m. We have asked forensic experts to examine the site," Police Commissioner Shankar Bidari told reporters at the M. Chinnaswamy stadium, where the match was to start at 4 p.m. but which has now been delayed.

"The match will go on. There is no need for panic. I appeal to all fans to subject to security checks, cooperate with the police and enjoy the game," he said.

The match has been delayed as the organisers and teams are waiting for police to give security clearance.

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