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28 January 201401:44

Meet the Swami Army

The Swami Army is the largest, organised group of supporters of the Indian cricket team, aimed at helping cricket fans worldwide watch India play the great game of cricket.

Meet the Swami Army - Cricket News

The Swami Army boasts more than 5,000 members across the globe

Formed during India’s tour to Australia in 2003/04 by a group of 10 die-hard Indian cricket supporters, the Swami Army has grown significantly, boasting more than 5,000 members across the globe including the USA, UK, Singapore and the UAE and are regularly recognised as the leading Indian cricket supporter group, with a presence at every Team India match.

With the ICC Cricket World Cup just over a year away, the Army is seeking to extend its growing member base to ensure a vocal and colourful atmosphere at Team India’s matches across Australia and New Zealand and will be warmly welcomed in grounds in Australia and New Zealand.

Co-Founder Kartik Ayyalasomayajula encourages India fans to get involved.

“We’re aiming to create a real buzz and excitement at each India match across the tournament, to do that we need all Indian supporters together, cheering on Team India in defence of their title’

Mr Ayyalasomayajula encouraged prospective members to check out the website for more information. Membership is free and includes information on merchandise, newsletters. Visit www.swamiarmy.com.

Tickets for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2014 go on sale 14 February 2014, but you have until 31 January to register to be eligible to buy during a priority period. Visit www.cricketworldcup.com to register today!