BCCI has done a lot for the game: Sachin Tendulkar
Batting legend credits Indian board for promoting cricket in the country; says it's unwise to comment on Lodha Committee recommendations
Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar expresses his views in New Delhi on Saturday. Pic/PTI
New Delhi: Refusing to comment on the RM Lodha Committee's recommendations, former India batsman and captain Sachin Tendulkar asserted on Saturday that "everything is not perfect and changes are needed to be made to ensure India remains the leading side in the world.
"The matter is in the Supreme Court, and it'll be unwise to get into the details and pass any judgment," Tendulkar said while replying to a question on Lodha Committee recommendations at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit here. "From the cricketing point of view, I have got a lot of support from BCCI and MCA (Mumbai Cricket Association). BCCI has also supported the game a lot. The board has helped all the players to get to where they are."
The Lodha Committee, which was appointed by the Supreme Court to clean up cricket administration in India following a corruption and spot-fixing scandal in the Indian Premier League, had advised a host of far reaching changes which, if implemented, could alter the way the game is run in the country.
Tendulkar said that everything is not perfect and changes are essential for improvement. "I am not saying everything is perfect and right, and we don't need to improve, we don't need to make changes. We need to make changes for better. We are already the leading side in the world. We need to capitalise on that and make things better for India," he said.
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