HCA was not at blame for the chaotic ticket selling situation: Azharuddin

Mohammad Azharuddin says he is deeply sorry for the stampede-like situation at the Gymkhana Ground during the selling of tickets for the India-Australia T20 match . Four people were hospitalized with minor injuries at the Gymkhana Grounds in the city .

HYDERABAD (PhD): Mohammad Azharuddin, president of the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA), said on Friday that he was deeply sorry for the stampede-like situation at the Gymkhana Ground during the selling of tickets for the India-Australia T20 match on September 25, but that the association is not at fault in the unfortunate event.He refused to blame anyone and expressed surprise at what had happened.I am not going to blame anyone.Why should I blame anyone?

My heart goes to the families.When asked who he held responsible for the stampede-like situation on Thursday, he said, We are taking care of them.Whatever happened, from our group, we are paying for their medical expenses.We will certainly do it if we can do more.

When asked what steps are being taken to stop such incidents from occurring again, he said the tickets are being offered by the associations ticket partner, which has done a good job and there is no confusion.In response to allegations that tickets were sold in black, he said police and the National Association would take immediate steps in the event of such a situation.How anyone can do from our side black, he said, explaining the steps involved in the process.He hoped that the cricketers would be raving about the match on September 25.

According to police, the wounded individuals were taken to the hospital and were fine.