Sachin Tendulkar's advice: Make school ties 15-players-a-side affair to increase talent pool

Sachin Tendulkar said that many children might not be as gifted as others but deserved a chance to play at least a few matches and get a shot at the opportunity.

updated: December 04, 2013 13:28 IST
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Mumbai: Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar on Tuesday suggested that Mumbai Cricket Association can improve its talent pool by making its inter-college and inter-school competition a 15-player affair.

"How can Mumbai cricket step ahead of the opposition. For that, casually, me and my brother were chatting one day at home, I thought this would be the best forum to give MCA that suggestion," Tendulkar said after being felicitated by the MCA here. Tendulkar also feted child prodigies Prithvi Shaw and Musheer Khan on this occasion.

"When we have the inter-school and inter-college matches in that, instead of the 11-member team can we take 15 players. The boy who leaves his home everyday to play a match with a hope that he will do something, a lot of times he doesn't know whether he is going to play or not," he said.

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