Fri. Oct 7th, 2022


The Gymkhana floor in Hyderabad witnessed stampede and lathi-cost as hundreds thronged for tickets to India-Australia T20I scheduled for Sunday on the Rajiv Gandhi worldwide Stadium.&#thirteen;

Chaotic scenes unfolded as ticket gross sales started on Thursday. Telangana sports activities minister V. Srinivas Goud summoned Hyderabad Cricket affiliation (HCA) president Mohammad Azharuddin and prime officers for an proof.

Azharuddin, the earlier India captain, advised the media, “Conducting a match will not be as straightforward as sitting on this room and discussing about it.”

Addressing a media convention, that was additionally attended by the Telangana sports activities minister, Azharuddin mentioned a report on the ticket gross sales could be furnished.

“we have achieved nothing fallacious. we’re with the followers who have been injured, and the HCA will take care of them fully. i will give a whole report on the sale of tickets, availability and completely different particulars to the minister and he’ll permit you to know what’s appropriate and what’s fallacious,” he mentioned.&#thirteen;

“There are going to be factors. sure, the final public needs to see the match after a three-12 months hole. however, as quickly as extra, not all of them can do it. we’re going to give all of the small print on the media briefing on Friday. we have nothing to cowl. however, on the identical time we have to confirm the sport goes forward,” the HCA chief added.&#thirteen;

He additionally answered a question on the function of the 4-member supervisory committee ordinary by Supreme court docket for the HCA final month. “The Supreme court docket has not given any order restraining my powers,” he insisted in his reply.&#thirteen;

The sports activities minister blamed the “lack of coordination between the state authorities and HCA” for the chaos.

“I guarantee you that the incidents will not be going to be repeated,” mentioned Goud. “prime police officers will inquire into the causes ensuing in at the second’s incidents and may take vital movement, if needed. We had taken a name to promote tickets offline late final night and attributable to that there was an infinite turnout, which led to the stampede.”&#thirteen;

HCA secretary R. Vijayanand, who attended the meeting, mentioned, “He (the sports activities minister)assured full assist from the state authorities with regard to the conduct of the match as a end result of the federal authorities feels it is a matter of good delight to host a worldwide cricket match, particularly after the pandemic.”&#thirteen;

‘One-Man current’

in the meantime, HCA vice-president okay. John Manoj advised Sportstar that solely the president and the secretary collectively with a choose few members are involved inside the preparation for the match.

“usually, the whole authorities committee (earlier) or the apex council has to take a name earlier than tying up with any vendor with reference to the sale of tickets. Then, we inform the media giving particulars of the quantity of counters arrange in 4 zones overlaying the whole twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad,” Manoj mentioned.&#thirteen;

“sadly, this time it has not occurred and it seems like no course of has been adopted. and no-one inside the HCA seems to hearken to the exact schedule of sale of tickets earlier than it all of the sudden seems inside the media by way of a quick launch,” he mentioned.&#thirteen;

“it is apparent that the HCA is now a one-man current with no respect for the members who’ve been serving the affiliation for years now and are expert in organising many worldwide matches. All we hope is for the match to go on easily. Ater all, the affiliation comes first and by no means people,” mentioned Manoj.



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