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On Friday, March 1, there was an explosion at the Rameshwaram Cafe in Bengaluru, which the Karnataka Chief Minister, Siddaramaiah, later confirmed as a bomb blast. With that, the speculations ran rampant around whether the WPL 2024 would continue unabated at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, and hours later, Gujarat Giants versus UP Warriorz began on time.

According to Siddaramaiah, there were nine injured in the bomb blast, including the staff members of the Rameshwaram Cafe and a customer, and none of their injuries were critical. The Karnataka Chief Minister also confirmed that the blast was caused by an IED while stating that a man had placed a bag containing the device inside the Rameshwaram Cafe in Bengaluru.

“It was not a large-scale blast, it was an improvised explosive blast. Such things have happened earlier too, it should not happen. Let's see what it is. In recent times, such blasts have not taken place other than the incident in Mangaluru during BJP rule. This is the first such incident during our government,” said the Chief Minister of Karnataka, Siddaramaiah, to the press, as per the report from the Times of India.

Moreover, the Women’s Premier League (WPL) 2024 season began at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on February 23, where the first 11 matches of the tournament are scheduled to be held. Although the eighth match of the WPL is continuing between Gujarat Giants and UP Warriorz today after the bomb blast, the speculation around the tournament’s future in the city is expected to continue until all the matches are completed.