The inaugural Deccan Twenty20 Cup championship cricket match featuring Hyderabad XI and Andhra XI was abandoned after pro-Telangana agitators shouting slogans invaded the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium at Uppal in Hyderabad on Thursday afternoon.
As soon as the match started, about 100 agitators trooped into the playing area, uprooted stumps. They raised slogans against the Andhra players.
Sensing trouble, the Andhra batsmen at the crease and the entire Hyderabad team ran back to the pavilion for cover. Later, the police moved in and took into custody some of the agitators.
The match was declared officially abandoned and the two teams were awarded one point each.