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Low-intensity blasts outside the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore delayed the start of the match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians. The explosions took place outside gate No. 12 of the stadium about 30 minutes before the toss was scheduled to take place.

The match was due to start at 4.00 pm but the toss was pushed back until 4.45 pm and the start of the game to 5.00pm. No overs were reduced. There were a substantial number of spectators inside the venue at the time of the blasts and security measures were tightened.

At least eight people were injured in the blast but the cause of the explosion was unclear. Initial reports indicated it was a generator blow-up, however, television channels reported police as saying it was too early to determine a cause, but indicated it was no accident. A police official said a small explosive may have been concealed in the outer wall of the stadium, which sustained damage.

"It appears some sort of explosive material was hidden in the wall, some distance away from the stands," police commissioner Shankar Bidari said. "Four policemen have suffered minor injuries and a security guard has been seriously injured."

As an immediate response, police stepped up security measures at Eden Gardens, the venue of the day's second game between Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals. Spectators were advised to reach the ground early and without any bags.

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