There was a stampede in Hyderabad, Gymkhana Grounds where more than 30,000 cricket fans gathered for 3,000 offline tickets. However, it is is surprising as to why did the government which boasts about being Hi-Tech, allow the offline sales.
Fans just expect clean, fair and transparent sale of the tickets, which was denied to them. Fans who waited in queues patiently for over 8-10 hours had to return disappointed or injured.
At least seven persons, including police personnel, fire personnel and woman were injured in the incident.
Stampede in Hyderabad
At least 20 people were injured during a stampede in Hyderabad as cricket fans scrambled to purchase tickets for the third T20 international between India and Australia, Nic Savage tweeted.
At least 20 people were injured during a stampede in Hyderabad as cricket fans scrambled to purchase tickets for the third T20 international between India and Australia: https://t.co/cnTcGx3IzO #INDvAUS @newscomauHQ
— Nic Savage (@nic_savage1) September 23, 2022
Subsequently, the Hyderabad Police booked 3 cases against Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) and its President Mohd. Azharuddin on Thursday.
According to the Telangana Today, the Begumpet police registered three cases. These cases are based on complaints given by the fans regarding negligence on part of the HCA during the sale of tickets leading to stamped at Gymkhana Grounds.