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17-Mar-2017 06:57:00 GMT
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MS Dhoni evacuated safely after fire breaks out

New Delhi: MS Dhoni and his Jharkhand team survived a scare after fire broke out in the shopping mall adjacent to the ITC Welcome hotel in Dwarka where the Jharkhand team was staying.

The team is in Delhi for their Vijay Hazare Trophy matches. Jharkhand were supposed to play their semi-final match against Bengal on Friday. The semi-final match is now postponed via a day and will be play on Saturday.

"A 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" Hotel Spokesperson said.

Due to security concerns, the venue for Jharkhand-Bengal semifinal has been shifted and will now be played at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in New Delhi on March 18. Because of the incident the final has also been postponed and will now be played on March 20th at the same venue.

Right after the incident, the Jharkhand team was brought to the Air force Cricket Ground in Palam and after receiving the clearance from the hotel management they will be heading back to the hotel.

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