Mumbai Police quashes the rumours of a possible terrorist attack at the Wankhede stadium
There were also rumours of an attack on the bus of international players.
Updated - Apr 13, 2019 5:40 pm
The Mumbai Indians (MI) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) are currently fighting it out at the Wankhede stadium in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL). There was a concern among the fans ahead of the game as the rumours of the possible terrorist attack at one IPL match and one field stadium was being circulated. However, the Mumbai Police have confirmed now that there is no such threat for anyone.
Mumbai Police PRO, DCP Manjunath Shenge cleared that all those things were nothing but rumours and the agency hasn’t got any such input over the possible attack. This news comes as a huge relief for everyone as the IPL is at the peak at the moment in the country.
“Since yesterday, there is fake news being circulated about a threat at Wankhede stadium. There is no specific input or intelligence about a threat to IPL matches at Wankhede. Mumbai Police has been and will always take the highest possible security measures to keep Mumbai Safe. Please do not buy this fake news and do not believe in rumours, Mumbai Police is always alert!” the statement released by Mumbai Police read according to India Today.
There were also rumours of the attack on the bus of the international players but the Mumbai Police has confirmed that the city is safe and they are always alert.
Match in progress
Meanwhile, the clash between the home team and the Royals is going on perfectly well at the moment. The visitors won the toss and opted to field first as their openers Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock gave them a very good start. But the Mumbai Indians slowed down considerably in the second half of the innings and eventually finished on 187 runs after 20 overs.