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Pro Kabaddi 2017: Matches in Mumbai called off due to rains

The teams have been unable to reach the stadium due to the rains because of which matches between UP Yoddha and Bengaluru Bulls and U Mumba and Gujarat Fortunegiants have been called off.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: August 29, 2017 9:09:22 pm
Pro kabaddi, mumbai floods, pro kabaddi mumba, u mumba, bengaluru bulls, gujarat fortunegiants, kabaddi news, sports news, indian express This is the first time that matches have been called off this season. (Source: Pro Kabaddi release)

The four teams that were to play two Pro Kabaddi matches in Mumbai were unable to reach the NSCI Stadium because of which the games have been called off. Bengaluru Bulls and UP Yoddha were to play the first match of the day while a match between U Mumba and Gujarat Fortunegiants was to follow. All teams had left their team hotels early in anticipation of delays due to floods but they are yet to reach Worli in South Mumbai.

Moreover, the stands are practically empty with fans unable to travel to the stadium. As of now, it has been learnt that the two matches will be played on a later date. When and where they will be played is yet to be confirmed. The matches would have been important for all four teams as they look to confirm a spot in the playoffs. Taking the mat after being in a bus for hours together would only be an invitation for sustaining injuries for players.

Fans have been the opportunity to exchange their tickets for Wednesday. Only one match is set to be played and that will be between U Mumba and Haryana Steelers. But only a limited number of seats are available for exchange because of which fans can also claim a refund. This is the first time in the extended three month league that matches have been called off.

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