IPL 2013: Minor fire breaks out at Chinnaswamy stadium

A minor fire broke out in the mobile generator stationed near gate number nine of the venue © AFP

Bangalore: May 18, 2013

Ahead of the final play-off between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers of Bangalore (RCB) at the Chinnaswamy stadium, a minor fire broke out in the mobile generator stationed near gate number nine of the venue.

“Two fire tenders, which are always stationed as a stand by during a match, immediately put out the fire that broke out in one of the wires of the generator due to loose contact and sudden rains that lashed the city,” fire official told PTI.

“There is no problem now,” he added.

Heavy rains hit the areas in and around the Chinnaswamy stadium ahead of the IPL match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings.

Downpour started at around 6.30 pm and is still continuing.

The met department had predicted precipitation towards evening.

Bangalore will have to beat Chennai to brighten up their chance of making the play-offs. A win on Saturday will take them to 18 points but they would still not be assured of a place in next round.

For RCB to qualify, Sunrisers Hyderabad must lose their last league game [by heavy margin] against Kolkata Knight Riders.

On April 19, 2011, the match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals was abandoned without a ball being bowled because of incessant rains here, while the game between RCB and CSK was also washed out on April 25 last year.