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Assam’s Ranji tie suspended

 NEW DELHI, Dec 12: Day four proceedings of the Ranji Trophy game between Assam and the Services Sports Control Board (SSCB) in Guwahati were on Thursday suspended due to the curfew imposed in the city following protests over the Citizenship Amendment Bill.

The hosts were in the middle of their series-opener against the Services Sports Control Board (SSCB). However, after stating that the game in Tripura – between the hosts and Jharkhand – was also suspended, the BCCI clarified that this match was going ahead as scheduled despite the protests in Agartala.

“The Guwahati match stops at where it ended on Day 3,” BCCI GM Cricket Operations Saba Karim told PTI, indicating that the game would be considered a draw in case there is no rematch.

“We have been advised by the State association not to go ahead with the game. Players and match officials have been advised to remain in the hotel. At this stage, the safety of the players and match officials is paramount.”

Karim added: “As the curfew has been imposed, both teams (in Assam) and match officials have been advised not to leave the hotel.” – PTI

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