Vijay Hazare Trophy Semi-Final, Final Postponed Due To Hotel Fire Incident

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 12:17 IST

The semifinal, which was to be held today at the Airforce Complex ground, Palam will now be held at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium tomorrow.

Vijay Hazare Trophy Semi-Final, Final Postponed Due To Hotel Fire Incident
The BCCI said the players were not in a position to play the match (Photo: AP)

The second semifinal of Vijay Hazare Trophy between Jharkhand and Bengal and the final have been rescheduled due to a fire accident which happened in the hotel where the teams were staying.

The BCCI confirmed that all the players and match officials are unhurt and safe but said the players were not in a position to play the match.

The semifinal, which was to be held today at the Airforce Complex ground, Palam will now be held at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium tomorrow.

The final will now be played on March 20 instead of Sunday at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium.

The match referee's decision to postpone the game was taken as the kits of the team were at the hotel and there was no way that the match could have started.

Both teams were at the ground but since the Jharkhand players were also mentally disturbed, the BCCI had to give them a day's time to get into a proper frame of mind.

The Hotel later said in a statement: Fire broke out in the shopping mall, adjacent to the hotel. In keeping with our safety and security guidelines, as a precautionary measure, we evacuated all our guests. There were no casualties recorded at the hotel.