On October 18, 2023, a powerful explosion rocked the Mudpipe café in Bangalore causing widespread alarm ahead of a highly anticipated cricket match between Pakistan and Australia in the ongoing Cricket World Cup 2023 (CWC23).
The incident occurred in a hotel where the Pakistan team was scheduled to face off against Australia.
The blast was captured in videos that quickly circulated on social media platforms, showing the intensity of the explosion at the popular café. However, Indian officials had not issued any statement regarding the incident at the time of reporting.
Earlier in the day, the Pakistan cricket team had conducted a training session in a local stadium, preparing for their upcoming match against Australia.
The explosion has raised concerns about safety, although there were no immediate reports of casualties or injuries.
The cause of the explosion remains unknown, and it is unclear whether the incident will impact the scheduled cricket match. As fans around the world eagerly await the clash between Pakistan and Australia, this unfortunate event has cast a shadow over the proceedings.
Further updates are expected as authorities investigate the incident and assess its potential implications for the World Cup match.