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Chinese checker for visiting teams

Few things come in the way of cricket. One of them has been the visit of the Chinese Premier, Li Keqiang.

cricket Updated: May 21, 2013 01:37 IST
HT Correspondent

Few things come in the way of cricket. One of them has been the visit of the Chinese Premier, Li Keqiang.

Due to Keqiang’s visit, the entire Sardar Patel Marg, where the teams’ hotel is located, was cordoned off during the afternoon.

The teams were told to leave for the ground early or go out later. Mumbai Indians arrived early but had to wait inside the dressing room as the heat, at close to 45 degrees, was a bit too much on the field to bear.

The Super Kings, meanwhile took their time and arrived a bit late.