HCA Not At Fault In Stampede-like Situation During Ticket Sale: Mohammed Azharuddin

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Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) president Mohammed Azharuddin said on Friday that he was deeply disappointed by the rush at the Gymkhana Ground here during the sale of tickets for the T20 match between India and Australia on September 25, but said the association was not to blame. has in the unfortunate incident. He refused to blame anyone and said he was very disappointed with what had happened. “I don’t want to blame anyone. Why should I blame anyone? Actually, I’m very disappointed with what happened. My heart goes out to the families. We take care of them,” he told reporters in Hyderabad when he was arrested. asked who he was. blamed for the rush-like situation on Thursday.

“Whatever happened from our association, we take care of their medical expenses. If we can do anything more, we certainly will. But if you see what happened yesterday, it’s not the Hyderabad Cricket’s fault association,” he said.

When asked what steps are being taken to prevent such incidents from happening again in the future, he said the tickets are being sold by the association’s ticketing partner, who has done a good job and there is no confusion.

Referring to allegations of tickets being sold in black, he said the police and the Association would take strict action should such an incident occur.

“When you sell the tickets online, how someone on our side can blackmail you, I don’t understand,” he said, explaining the procedure involved in the process.

He hoped cricket fans would enjoy the match on 25 September.


Four people were slightly injured when a storm-like situation erupted on Thursday at the city’s Gymkhana grounds, where thousands of cricket fans gathered to buy tickets for the match scheduled for September 25.

The injured were taken to hospital and are doing well, police said.

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