Wall collapses at Chennai WC venue

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Published: Wednesday, February 2, 2011, 11:57 [IST]
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Wall collapses at Chennai WC venue

Sparking additional concerns about the level of preparedness of India's stadiums ahead the World Cup scheduled to begin on Feb 19, a wall has collapsed inside the premises of the the M C Chidambaram Stadium, more commonly known as Chepauk.

The calamity which took place at the outer limits of the stadium on the morning of Feb 2, is said to have occured when a mob of people were rushing to ticket counters. Sources claim two persons have been injured in the mishap and have been taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Concerned authorities are looking into the incident and will release a statement concerning it, in due course. They have so far been unavailable for comment.

Chepauk is scheduled to host the India-West Indies World Cup tie, a day-night fixture, on March 20. It will be the final group stage encounter of the tournament. Before that, Chepauk is also slated to host the Kenya Vs New Zealand match on Feb 20 and the England-South Africa tie on Mar 6.


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