Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar and Sanjay Manjrekar escaped unhurt after one of the glass doors of the commentary box at the newly-built Ekana Stadium lay shattered just as the duo was entering the enclosure.
“One of the glass doors just crumbled like a pack of cards, but luckily no one sustained any injuries. All are safe,” Manjrekar later said. It could have been even worse as mismanagement and chaos ruled the roost during international cricket’s return to the ‘City of Nawabs’ after a gap of 24 years.
The Atal Bihari Vajpayee Stadium is a private property situated inside the Ekana Sportz City. Inexperience on the part of the organisers was at the forefront, the worst sufferers being the media persons, who were there to cover the match.