Boam hoax created panic amongst the spectators but police personnel sorted the issue quickly    BCCI
Boam hoax created panic amongst the spectators but police personnel sorted the issue quickly BCCI

Security was beefed up in and around the M Chinnaswamy Stadium for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 match between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) in the wake of a hoax bomb scare, police sources said. Police personnel deployed at the venue went into a frenzy after an unidentified bag was found on a bench at the bus stop near VIP gate number 1. After searching, no explosive materials were found inside the bag. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rising Pune Supergiant Match 17

“We’ve have tightened the security and stepped up vigil around the stadium after we got a call of a bomb scare following the discovery of an unidentified bag. But later it turned out to be a hoax call,” the source said.

The bomb scare was a reminder of the twin bomb blasts that took place outside the stadium on April 17, 2010, before an IPL match between RCB and Mumbai Indians (MI), in which 15 people were injured.

Meanwhile, in the ongoing game between the two teams, RPS batting first posted a challenging target of 161 powering on cumulative batting effort from Ajinkya Rahane (30), Rahul Tripathi (31), Steven Smith (27), MS Dhoni (28) and Manoj Tiwary (27*). For RCB Adam Milne Sreenath Aravind took 2 wickets apiece Samuel Badree, Shane Watson and Pawan Negi took 1 wicket each.