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LUDHIANA: Head falls in shame as the very people, who danced in wild frenzy and distributed sweets amongst each other when the country did well in Olympic, damaged the very infrastructure that produced the Olympic grates.
It was free for all at the Canada Gold cup Kabaddi cup tournament at Guru Nanak stadium as the state of the- art stadium falls prey to the over enthusiastic mob as near stampede like situation occurred when Punjabi pop singer Babbu Mann appeared on the stage after the kabaddi event was over.
Approximately 20,000 people entered the ground either by jumping the fence of damaging it.
The handful of cops deployed to control the situation felt helplessly miserable in front of erratic crowed.
Though, the police conducted a mild cane charge to disperse the fan but it proved futile as the fan poured in the stadium from all sides and created ruckus.
"It seem that administration is least bothered about the sports infrastructure of the city. The stampede at Canada Gold Kabaddi cup is the blatant example departmental ignorance, who are allowing such events to take place in the stadium," said an athlete.
The saddest incident occurred during the evening when a personal vehicle of the singer was driven inside the stadium to pick up out the singer from the stadium.
J S Bhandri, District Sports Officer (DSO), when informed about the incident reached the ground and stopped the show.
"It is strictly prohibited to drive vehicle inside the premises as it can cause damage to the costly synthetic tack. I will intimate the higher authorities about the incident, " said Bhandri.
Recently the synthetic track was bore the burnt of a miscreant motorcyclist who entered the ground from nowhere and took two rounds on the expensive synthetic track.
The incident damaged the costly synthetic track and also ruined the ground.
The incident has triggered sharp criticism from athletes as they worship this stadium and the entry of vehicle is strictly prohibited inside the ground.
Menwhile, Miri- Piri club California emerged winner of the tournament as they beat Guru Nanak club Bassiya by 38- 29.