Mumbai. Government of India has announced that anyone buying the tickets to Sachin Tendulkar’s 200th international test match, which will be his last one after Sachin announced so, will have to produce a valid Aadhar card.
This was decided after the officials feared a massive surge to buy tickets to Sachin’s last test.
Since lathicharge to control crowd is usually not received well by the citizens of India, the government decided to take this route to control the crowd that may turn up to buy tickets.
“Not many people have got Aadhar cards, and the card was deemed useless after Supreme Court said it was not mandatory. But we want people to get these cards because we have spent so much money on this! We think this could be the best way push registrations for Aadhar card,” a government source told Faking News.
“Furthermore, no one will get the card issued so soon, so the crowd turning up to buy the tickets to the 200th test match will also be less. It’s a win-win situation,” the source explained.
If sources are to be believed, the 200th test match of Sachin Tendulkar will see many more rules and regulations, which could make booking a tatkal ticket on IRCTC website easier than buying the stadium ticket.
“Apart from Aadhar card, people will have to give their thumb impressions on bio-metric devices to make sure that only those, who have bought the tickets in person, turn up in the stadium to watch the historical match. This is to stop selling of tickets in black market,” a BCCI official confirmed.
The official said that there were intelligence reports that many people were planning to buy 4 BHK flats in Navi Mumbai after selling off tickets to Sachin’s 200th test match in black market.
“In fact, some bookies say that a 2 BHK flat in Worli can also be bought if one’s luck was not as bad as that of Sachin facing Steve Bucknor,” the official said, as he put his special pass in a bank locker.