The semi-final matches of the DLF Indian Premier League, to be held at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on April 21 and 22, have been shifted to Mumbai's D.Y. Patil Stadium due to security concerns.

IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi said in a press release on Sunday: “While reluctant to relocate the semi-finals at such a short notice, yesterday's [Saturday's] incidents have made it clear that the current environment in Bangalore prevents us from continuing with our original plans.”

Two explosive devices found

Our Bangalore Staff Reporter writes:

Two crude explosive devices were found on Sunday in the vicinity of the stadium.

The police defused the devices that had detonators. They did not have any timers. While one device was found wrapped in a plastic cover and placed behind an advertisement board in front of the main entrance of the stadium, the other was kept near a bus shelter.

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