April 17, 2010

        The blast happened shortly before the start of an Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket match between Mumbai Indians and Bangalore Royal challengers. Police say the device was hidden in the perimeter wall. The match was scheduled to begin at 1600 (1030 GMT) with about 40,000 people in the stadium. It has now got under way.A section of the perimeter wall had also been damaged and that forensic experts had been called in to investigate. The game started after security staff carried out an inspection of the grounds.

         Another bomb was found and defused at Bangalore's Chinnaswamy Stadium , while the IPL match between Bangalore and Mumbai was still on. The bomb was located outside gate no 8, and was timed to go off at 8 pm - when the match would end.

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