| GEO Sports|
| Cobras-Victoria match begins late due to bomb scare|
| Updated at: 1951 PST, Saturday, October 17, 2009|
BANGALORE: Today’s first match between Cape Cobras and Victoria started 100 minutes late and it was reduced to 17-over-a-side due to bomb scare at the stadium.
An under-22 cricketer from Jammu and Kashmir staying at the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) complex in the Chinnaswamy Stadium has been arrested by the Bangalore police in connection with a suspected presence of explosives at the venue.
Police asked Cape Cobras and Victoria, whose match was supposed to begin at 4.00 pm, to remain in their hotel. The players were briefed by the tournament organisers about the security situation. Spectators were being allowed into the venue after thorough checks.
Victoria chose to bat on a Bangalore pitch that has not been used so far in the tournament. They enter this game with the same eleven that pulled off a solid victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore, and a win today will make them the first team to make the semi-finals.
The Cobras had a couple of changes to their side as Herschelle Gibbs and Ryan Canning were replaced by Derek Brand and Sybrand Engelbrecht.