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No tickets for Hockey World Cup opening; tension at K Stadium

15/11/2018 at 9:40 AM

Bhubaneswar: Tension prevailed at Gate-9 of the Kalinga Stadium here as some youths went on a rampage after they failed to avail tickets for the inaugural ceremony of the Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup to be held in the stadium on November 27.

Many hockey lovers had queued up at the tick encounter at Gate 9 since last night. But when authorities pasted a notice informing that all tickets are not available, the ticket seekers went on a rampage at the gate, damaging the gate and other assets. The agitators are now sitting on a dharna at the gate. They have demanded that the stadium authority come to them and tell them how and when tickets were sold.

It may be noted that Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan would perform on the Hockey World Cup opening ceremony, among other noted artists.

Now, adequate police personnel have been deployed at the gate to ensure that tension doesn’t escalate further.

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