Team India will be locking horns with Afghanistan on November 03 in the evening game and it will be an interesting game from India’s perspective as they need to win the game to even stand a chance to move into the next round. Ahead of the mega clash, ace spinner Rashid Khan has urged fans to not enter the stadium ticketless and respect the rules of the game. He shared a video on his Twitter handle and urged fans to behave well on the field.
Rashid Khan had to tweet about it because, during a match between Afghanistan and Pakistan, some fans tried to enter the venue without tickets. In this manner, the fans who actually had tickets couldn’t enter the venue and ICC had to later apologize for the mishap. Khan has therefore requested fans to support the organizers.
Along with the video, Rashid Khan tweeted, “I’m super excited about tomorrow’s AFGvIND game. I was disappointed at the scenes last weekend; we need to fly our national flag high and do our country proud. Pls respect rules & support the organizers @[email protected]@AbuDhabiCricket, only coming to the stadium with a ticket.”
I’m super excited about tomorrow’s AFGvIND game. I was disappointed at the scenes last weekend; we need to fly our national flag 🇦🇫 high & do our country proud. Pls respect rules & support the organisers @ICC @T20WorldCup @AbuDhabiCricket, only coming to the stadium with a ticket pic.twitter.com/GXsf1vSoiR
— Rashid Khan (@rashidkhan_19) November 2, 2021
As soon as the ticketing mismanagement happened, ICC came with an apology to all the genuine fans who couldn’t make it to the stadium even with tickets. However, they added that Dubai police left no stone unturned in maintaining the calm situation at the venue.
In their statement regarding the same, the ICC wrote: “More than 16,000 tickets had been issued for tonight’s game between Pakistan and Afghanistan. However, thousands of ticketless fans traveled to the venue and then attempted to force entry into the stadium. Dubai Police and security staff secured the stadium to ensure the safety of everyone inside and brought in significant additional resources to disperse the crowd and calm the situation.”
India and Afghanistan game is all set to be played in Abu Dhabi. Talking about the current scenario, Afghanistan is looking better side than men in blue, who have lost both the games. India can now only qualify for the semi-final based on mathematical calculations and the results of other games.