India-Australia cricket match: 20 injured after stampede breaks out among fans purchasing tickets

Police used batons to disperse the massive crowd and restore order in Hyderabad



Photo: PTI
Photo: PTI

By AP

Published: Thu 22 Sep 2022, 1:03 PM

Last updated: Thu 22 Sep 2022, 11:55 PM

Twenty people were injured in a stampede when thousands of people thronged counters selling tickets for an India-Australia Twenty20 cricket match in southern India, police said on Thursday.

The crush of cricket enthusiasts occurred as the tickets sale started at three counters at the Gymkhana grounds in Hyderabad, the capital of Telangana state.

People line up to buy tickets for the third Twenty20 cricket match between India and Australia. Photo: AP
People line up to buy tickets for the third Twenty20 cricket match between India and Australia. Photo: AP

Nearly 30,000 people were waiting in long lines for only 3,000 tickets for Sunday’s match, and police were using batons to try and control the crowd.

Seven of the 20 injured people were hospitalized in serious condition, a police officer said on condition of anonymity as he was not authorized to talk to reporters.

Photo: ANI
Photo: ANI

India is hosting Australia in a three-match T20 series in preparation for the T20 World Cup in Australia next month.

Police personnel stand guard as people line up to buy tickets for the third Twenty20 cricket match between India and Australia at Gymkhana grounds in Hyderabad, India, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. Photo: AP
Police personnel stand guard as people line up to buy tickets for the third Twenty20 cricket match between India and Australia at Gymkhana grounds in Hyderabad, India, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. Photo: AP

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