Mobile internet banned in Rajkot as Hardik Patel warns stir at ODI

Rajkot: The Rajkot administration tonight banned mobile internet services in the district, ahead of the India-South Africa cricket ODI to be played tomorrow, after Patel quota stir leader Hardik Patel threatened to stage a protest at the cricket stadium during the match.

"We have decided to ban mobile internet service from 10 PM tonight to 8 AM on October 19," District Collector Manisha Chandra said.

"The ban has been imposed to maintain peace, stop spread of rumours and for smooth conduct of the international cricket match", she said.