The third T20 international between India and Australia is scheduled to take place on Sunday, September 25, 2022 in Hyderabad. The game will take place at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium and the tickets were on sale from Thursday at the Gymkhana where a few people suffered injuries.
The Hyderabad Cricket Association decided to make the sale of tickets for the match offline. The sale of tickets was to take place at the Gymkhana Grounds in Hyderabad and people gathered in huge numbers for the match tickets. But it seemed like the authorities had not made enough arrangements to handle such a big crowd.
As soon as the gates opened for the tickets, the crowd went ballistic. Thousands of people rushed towards the counter. No queue or line discipline was followed. The police people made a failed attempt to stop the crowd.
Hyderabad cricket fans waiting for tickets at 5 am today. pic.twitter.com/U4xvFGsVy6
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4 people suffered injuries in the stampede in Hyderabad during ticket sale
According to eyewitnesses, people have been queuing since 5.00 am. By the time the gates were opened, a large crowd had gathered. Eventually, it became extremely difficult for authorities to control the crazy crowd. Within no time, the uncontrollable crowd led to a stampede. 4 people have reportedly been injured in the stampede, and it is also claimed that several police personnel and members of the crown fell unconscious due to loss of breath.
The police force present on the ground had to resort to a lathi charge to disperse the crowd. The situation seems to be under control now. It seems like the authorities failed to anticipate the accumulation of such a huge crowd. All the injured people have been taken to a local hospital, and no loss of life has been reported yet. The story is still developing.
Australia has arrived in India for a three-match T20I series against India. The visitors won the first game by four wickets in Mohali to take a 1-0 lead. The second match will be played on Friday, September 23, in Nagpur.