Source: News Bharati English28 Nov 2016 13:35:23

Mumbai, November 28: Drawing attention towards the importance of job security in sports, cricket champ Sachin Tendulkar said, “I urge big and multi-nationals companies to start employing sportsmen to provide them little support” at the prize distribution ceremony of the 69th Police Invitation Shield Cricket tournament 2016-17 at the Mumbai Police Gymkhana on Sunday.

"I think one change which has taken place in Mumbai Cricket, is not for good, which I am not so pleased about, is the job recruitments. Let me take this opportunity to express myself little more. I think, earlier there were less contracted players, players had security of a job which is missing in today's world” he said.

"They need not have to worry of all those things and be focused on the game. And that had a solid result, a positive result as far as Mumbai Cricket was concerned. Players were able to deliver, yes I am not by any means saying that players today are not giving their best or not performing well, but that job security somewhere down the line is missing," Sachin added.

Appreciating Mumbai Cricket Association for giving nod to his idea of 14-a-side teams at the school level he said, “I would like to congratulate MCA and thank them for all the support. Though it came little late, it’s better late than never.”

He also noted Mumbai schools adopting his suggestion of using 14 players. Further he concluded with speaking about the merits of having 14-a-side teams. Tendulkar has had an excellent career graph and post retirement is making efforts to deliver social responsibility.