Fans unhappy with facitilities at Uppal stadium in Hyderabad

Only 65 percent of the stadium was filled for the first innings Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Hyderabad: Oct 15, 2011

Hundreds of fans were left fuming and dissatisfied at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, where India and England played the first of their five-match ODI series fixture on Friday.

The spectators had a tough time in the stands due to poor facilities such as no shelter, disorganised food stalls and lack of proper drinking water facilities.

A software employee Rajesh Reddy fumed, “There should be some shelter for us, since we have to sit for almost seven hours in the stadium. I have blisters on my feet and back because of this extreme heat and it won t be cool till six in the evening.

The facilities were so poor that the fans raised placards denouncing the HCA in the Rs 4,000 ticket stand, IBN 7 reported.

Only 65 percent of the stadium was filled for the first innings, as the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) informed that the attendance was just about 28,181 in the almost 40,000- capacity stadium.