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Chaos prevails once again at Gymkhana Ground for Ind-Aus match tickets

On Friday, chaos prevailed at the Gymkhana Grounds Secunderabad for the second day in a row, as cricket fans who had booked online tickets for the T-20 international match between India and Australia were left disappointed.

Those who had bought tickets for the T-20 International match at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium here on September 25 via Paytm assembled at Gymkhana Ground on Friday morning to receive physical tickets.

The Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) reportedly informed fans that they could collect physical tickets by showing the QR code, along with identity proof and a photograph. When they got to the ground, the cops stopped them. The fans claimed that they were denied entry even after presenting identification.

The HCA announced at the entrance that it will not be selling tickets at Gymkhana Ground on September 23 and 24, and asked fans to cooperate.

The fans got into an argument with the officers. They were agitated by the lack of clarity regarding ticket sales.

Later, a team of Paytm officials arrived at Gymkhana to hand out physical tickets to those who had booked online.

The police were having difficulty controlling the large crowd that had gathered for the tickets. Many people who had not purchased tickets online were also hoping that the organizers would sell them offline.

On Thursday, police resorted to lathi-charge to control unruly crowds at Gymkhana Ground. Stampedes injured a large number of fans.

Thousands of fans had assembled for the tickets, but the HCA only opened two counters. Only a few fans were able to obtain tickets. The organizers halted the sale following the stampede and lathi charge.

Telangana Sports Minister V. Srinivas Goud summoned HCA officials, including president Mohammed Azharuddin, late in the evening to seek an explanation for the incident.

The incident was described as “very unfortunate” by the former Indian captain. He claimed that HCA had done nothing wrong.

“The public wants to see the match after a three-year gap, but not everyone can,” Azhar said, assuring that HCA will take care of those who were injured.



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