Fire breaks out in hotel where MS Dhoni and Jharkhand team were staying

Utkarsh Bhatla
|Published March 17, 2017

MS Dhoni is currently playing in the Vijay Hazare Trophy for Jharkhand, where his state will face West Bengal in the semi final next.

Early today morning the Jharkhand team was dealt with a huge setback as a fire broke out in their hotel near Dwarka in Delhi. All the Jharkhand cricketers, including MS Dhoni were staying in the hotel.

Apparently the fire broke out in the adjacent mall and then spread to the nearby hotel, causing a sudden evacuation of all the guests on board.

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30 fire fighting engines rushed to the spot and brought the fire under control after struggling for an hour and 20 minutes. Also the kits of the players are believed to be still inside the hotel.

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The semi final match between Bengal and Jharkhand, which was scheduled to start today will now take start tomorrow, according to reports.

There have been no injuries to any player but the incident must have played with their peace of mind, and hence the tournament authorities very rightly postponed the game.

No official statement has been released by any of the state teams or the tournament authority and it remains to been that what was the extent of the fire and how did the staff go about rescuing the players.

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