Sachin has a blueprint for sports promotion

Sachin has a blueprint for sports promotion

Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar has chalked out an elaborate sports promotion plan for college students and wants to share it with the government.

In a letter to Human Resources Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal, Tendulkar has expressed his desire to meet him and give a presentation of his plan, sources in the ministry told Deccan Herald.

Tendulkar, who was recently nominated member of the Rajya Sabha, is learnt to have made several suggestions in his letter to the HRD minister for promoting sport in higher educational institutions across the country.

However, officials are tight-lipped over what he has suggested in his letter to the minister. They said: “He wants to visit the ministry personally and give a presentation.”

Sibal, who recently announced launching of an inter-university cricket league and hockey league at the national level to encourage talented sportspersons in higher educational institutions in coordination with the Association of Indian Universities and a news channel, is keen on giving a hearing to Tendulkar, sources said. The meeting may be held anytime this month.

Tendulkar started a new innings as a parliamentarian, taking oath as a member of the Rajya Sabha on June 4, 2012. He then clarified that he would  continue to focus on his cricket.

“I am here because of my cricketing career. I cannot take any focus away from my cricket. That is where it all started for me. I will focus on my cricket,” he then said.
Tendulkar maintained that a seat in the Rajya Sabha “is a great honour” to him. He also said it had put him in a better position to help not only cricket but also other sport in the country.

However, in an interview to a news channel recently, Tendulkar indicated that he was contemplating retiring from cricket, though he refrained from setting a date.

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