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ENG vs WI, T20I: Spectators injured after partial collapse of stand in Durham

Three spectators were reportedly injured after a temporary stand at the Emirates Riverside in Chester-le-Street partially collapsed during the one-off T20I between England and West Indies, which the visitors won by 21 runs.

cricket Updated: Sep 17, 2017 16:32 IST
England vs West Indies,Durham,Emirates Riverside
Three spectators were reportedly injured after the partial collapse of a stand at Chester-le-Street during the one-off T20I between England and West Indies. (Twitter/Sunil Joseph)

A temporary stand collapsed during a Twenty20 International (T20I) cricket game between England and the West Indies at the Emirates Riverside, leaving spectators injured.

The incident took place midway during England’s innings on Saturday in the north-east corner of the ground, according to an ESPNcricinfo report.

(Read | West Indies considered walk-off in rain-hit win v England, says Carlos Brathwaite)

According to the Daily Telegraph, a section of the floor appeared to have caved in. Reports said a female spectator was injured after falling through the hole.

(Read | Chris Gayle hints at possible West Indies Test return)

The Durham County Cricket Club said that three spectators were injured when a small section of the North-East Terrace flooring became unstable causing them to fall.

“Stewards took precautionary action and evacuated that area of the stand efficiently. The stand is a permanent fixture at the venue and had passed inspections in the week prior to the match.”

West Indies won the match by 21 runs.

First Published: Sep 17, 2017 16:32 IST