Hyderabad: A fan on a visit to the country to witness England face India in the first test, of a five-match series, in Hyderabad, shared his experience at the Uppal Stadium in the city on X, with a video of a dirty toilet at the Uppal Stadium in Hyderabad.
Muddy water was stagnant on the floor of the toilet in the stadium.
The fan narrated his ordeal in response to a query by a UK-based journalist on the X who prompted England fans in Hyderabad to share their experiences at the Uppal stadium. “England fans in Hyderabad – how has your morning been many issues getting into the ground and with security? Hearing lots of people having water/suntan lotion confiscated on entry,” posted UK journalist Chris Stokes on X.
Sharing his ordeal, the fan stated that sun tan lotions, England flags and water bottles were confiscated by the security at the gate, adding that everything was “extremely dirty”.
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“Sun cream, water and flag taken by security/police on the gates. Then not selling any bottled water or sun cream in the ground. Everything is extremely dirty too. Lovely toilets to boot. Can’t wait to come back for more tomorrow,” shared the fan, Benstarts, on X.
This incident raises questions over the arrangements made by the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA), at the Uppal Stadium in Hyderabad, and the BCCI for fans at an international match hosted by the country.
Several Indian fans came out in support of the team England fan stating that such was the pathetic condition of stadiums in India, adding that several in the country “lack civic sense, hygiene sense” adding that faculties take consumers for granted.
Indian bowlers came up with a collective masterclass to reduce England to 172 for five at tea to hand an unequivocal advantage to India on the third day of the first Test here on Saturday.
Ollie Pope (67 batting) and Ben Foakes (2 batting) were holding the England innings together at the break. The visitors trail by 18 runs after conceding a lead of 190 runs. India’s first innings ended at 436 all out.
There was appreciable turn and grip for Indian spinners and a hint of reverse swing for the pacers, but they displayed the kind of skills to exploit the favourable elements. It was a stunning spectacle too.