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‘Sickening to watch fans being treated like this’ – Fans call for Boycotting the third T20I between India and Australia after lathi charge incident

Hyderabad will host the third T20I between India and Australia

Cricket Fans In Hyderabad
Cricket Fans In Hyderabad (Image Credit: Twitter)

The Indian cricket fans are crazy about the game to a different level. The love and passion they show for their team are parallel to none. One such passion was seen among the fans in Hyderabad (India). After all, the city is hosting a cricket match after almost three years. The last time a game played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium was between India and the West Indies in late 2019.

Meanwhile, a few days ahead of the game, the fans in Hyderabad have been gearing up for the India-Australia game. However, due to overcrowding and mismanagement, the fans have been beaten up by police standing at the venue. This incident has been the talk of the town as the Hyderabad police have been criticized for their behavior. Reportedly, 20 people were left injured after the stampede broke out.

The lathi charge was done after the tragedy. The angry fans have said that the online sale of tickets was stopped after 10 minutes which is why they were standing in queues. They also alleged that the tickets were sold on a black market.

Boria Majumdar criticizes Hyderabad Cricket Association

Senior sports journalist, Boria Majumdar has taken to Twitter and criticized the Hyderabad Cricket Association. He asked why the police resorted to lathi charge.

It will be interesting to see how the Indian Cricket Board looks into the matter. Meanwhile, talking about the series, the Men In Blue are trailing by 1-0 in the series. Before heading to Hyderabad they will play the second T20I in Nagpur. They would need to win the game to keep the series alive.

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