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IPL 2018: Spectators not allowed to entire the venue despite having tickets

The incident should definitely be probed into by the Punjab Cricket Association.

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Andrew Tye of Kings XI Punjab celebrates fall of Kane Williamson’s wicket. (Photo by Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

There hasn’t been any shortage of bizarre incidents on the cricket pitch, which has shocked the cricketing world over the years. However, an incident panned out during the contest between the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and the Chennai Super Kings (CSK), which again went down as one of the weirdest occurring to have panned out in a game of cricket.

During the game, some spectators who went to watch the game weren’t allowed entry into the venue despite having tickets as per reports in The Indian Express. Advocate Aman Kumar Mittal traveled from Mansa with his family to witness the game but reached after 8 pm. Thereafter, policemen denied them entry from Gate Number 11 and hurled threats at them if they tried to enter the premises.

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The shameful incident in Mohali

“When we tried to enter the stadium, police personnel threatened to cane charge us,” Mittal said. He also mentioned that there were around 60-70 people who were stopped from entering the PCA Stadium as the stands were full to its capacity. Meanwhile, the authorities have completely denied any allegations of charging anyone.

Such happenings are unheard of and people with tickets being denied entry is pretty peculiar as it’s a legal pass to enter the stands. It also telecasted the mismanagement of people and the incompetence of the personnel who were in charge at the ground in Mohali. The mishap should definitely be probed into by the Punjab Cricket Association.

Also, the crowd missed out on an exciting contest where both teams dished out some superlative cricket to keep the audience on the edge of their seats. The game was also Chris Gayle’s first game in this edition’s Indian Premier League (IPL). The match when right down to the wire as MS Dhoni wielded the willow to great effect, but Punjab, eventually, held their nerves to win the game by four runs.

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