Twenty individuals have been injured in a stampede in southern India, with police saying hundreds of followers thronged counters the place tickets for a Twenty20 cricket match in opposition to Australia have been being offered.
The crush of cricket lovers occurred because the tickets went on sale at three counters on the Gymkhana grounds in Hyderabad, the capital of Telangana state.
Almost 30,000 individuals had spent hours ready in lengthy strains for under 3,000 tickets for Sunday’s match.
Police used batons to attempt to management the group.
“I got here at three within the morning for the tickets and I’m going dwelling empty-handed with out tickets,” Gopal, a cricket fan who goes by just one title, mentioned.
Seven of the 20 individuals who have been injured have been hospitalised in a severe situation, a police officer mentioned on situation of anonymity as he was not authorised to speak to reporters.
Many individuals have been bruised and misplaced sneakers earlier within the day, however they refused to go dwelling with out tickets.
India is internet hosting Australia in a three-match T20 collection in preparation for the T20 World Cup in Australia subsequent month.