The 22-year-old Patel quota spearhead also said that Patel community members will cordon off Saurashtra Cricket
ssociation stadium in Khanderi village on outskirts of Rajkot city as tickets were allegedly not sold to his community members.

The police have made elaborate security arrangements after the threat by Hardik and decided to fortify the stadium and the city with large deployment to ensure smooth conduct of the match.

The police will deploy three unmanned aerial vehicle (UAVs) and 90 CCTv cameras will be installed for security purposes.

Both the Indian and South Africa teams arrived in the city on Thursday and will practice on the ground today. "Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) should clarify on why they declared that all tickets are sold in spite of the fact that many tickets yet remain unsold," Hardik, convener of Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS), said.

"PAAS will block the way of both the teams (of India and South Africa) to the stadium (on the match day) and we will also cordon the entire stadium," Hardik added.

Hardik, who is agitating to get reservation for Patel community under Other backward Class (OBC) quota, accused the BJP of playing politics over the cricket match.

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