Watch: Stampede-like situation outside stadium as Police resort to lathicharge on fans gathered to buy offline tickets for India vs Australia 3rd T20I
At least 20 people were injured as chaotic scenes were witnessed on September 22 (Thursday) at the Gymkhana ground in Hyderabad with hundreds of cricket lovers jostling to purchase tickets for the third T20I between India and Australia, which is scheduled to be played in the city on September 25 (Sunday). At least a few people, including women, felt uncomfortable following the pushing and shoving at the ground. Some of them had to be taken to hospital and their condition is safe, police said.
Hundreds of cricket lovers gathered at the ground to purchase tickets and the police had a tough time in managing the situation. Some cricket enthusiasts said they came to the ground early in the day to purchase tickets. In videos posted on social media, police personnel can be seen resorting to lathicharge to control the crowd. After police used force to regain control, a stampede-like situation erupted outside the ground with hundreds of people trying to escape.
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According to reports, several fans sustained minor injuries due to the lathicharge or the chaos that erupted after Police used force. Injured fans were taken to the nearby hospital.
Defending T20I World Cup champions, Australia are in India at the moment as both teams are squaring off in a three-match T20I series. The Baggy Greens won the first match by four wickets in Mohali.
(With PTI Inputs)