Rajkot ODI: BJP members buy 20,000 tickets, to wear Modi T-shirts

Build up to the third ODI between India and South Africa has been dominated by news of Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) chief Hardik Patel's threat to disrupt match.

Updated: Oct 17, 2015, 10:47 AM IST
Rajkot ODI: BJP members buy 20,000 tickets, to wear Modi T-shirts

New Delhi: Build up to the third ODI between India and South Africa has been dominated by news of Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) chief Hardik Patel's threat to disrupt match.

The Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) Stadium in Khandheri has been converted into a battleground for political muscle flexing.

According to a report in the Times of India, members of the Bharatiya Janata Party have bought close to 20,000 tickets to nullify the disruption threat from Patel.

They will be wearing T-shirts with PM Narendra Modi's image printed on them.

“Like in the past we have followed all the procedures. The only difference this time is that we have asked ticket buyers to furnish identity cards,” Saurashtra Cricket Association secretary Niranjan Shah told TOI.

Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel will watch the match and is expected to be present for the post match prize distribution ceremony as well.