Coming elections in Haryana will see a number of sportsperson making their debut on the political turf.
Wrestler Babita Phogat will be contesting from Dadri, while former Indian hockey captain Sandeep Singh will be the party candidate from Pehowa. Olympic medallist Yogeshwar Dutt will fight the Baroda seat.
State BJP chief Subhash Barala will fight to retain his seat from Tohana.
Captain Abhimanyu, who is a Minister in the State government, has been given ticket from his current Narnaund assembly seat.
Another Minister Om Parkash Dhankar will fight from Badli.
Announcing the names of the candidates in New Delhi, BJP General Secretary Arun Singh said, the party has retained 38 sitting MLAs in this list while seven have been denied tickets.
He said the list also contains names of nine women candidates.