Dissociate yourself from IPL and promote sports that bring glory to the nation, OAI advises SRK

Shah Rukh Khan might be basking in glory with his team Kolkata Knight Riders winning the Indian Premier league, Season V, but there are others who feel that the superstar should dissociate himself from the league and promote sports that bring glory to the nation.

According to a report in the Indian Express, the Olympians Association of India (OAI) has advised bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan to disassociate himself from the IPL and rather promote a sport that brings glory to the nation.

OAI President Aslam Sher Khan shot a letter to Khan in which he congratulated him for winning the IPL title but also alleged that the league over the years has been "infested with many ills, bringing disgrace to the game".

"It is my opinion in good faith that it is the right time for you to disassociate yourself from the IPL....the IPL is a product of a deplorable nexus between politicians across party lines, business persons and bookies whose real intention in to further their financial greed and vested interests in the name of sports," Aslam wrote in his letter. "I suggest you should endeavour to promote a sport of your liking," he added.

Meanwhile Sachin Tendulkar will take oath as member of the Rajya Sabha on June 4. Tendulkar, who was nominated to the Upper House in April, is scheduled to take oath as member in the chamber of chairman Hamid Ansari, minister of state for parliamentary affairs Rajiv Shukla said, according to a report in The DNA.

Meanwhile West Indies batsman Chris Gayle has not ruled out making himself available for the third Test of the West Indies’ ill-fated tour of England but says a meeting with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) slated for Sunday will take priority. He will sit down with WICB officials, Antigua’s prime minister Baldwin Spencer and St. Vincent prime minister Ralph Gonsalves to discuss “residual matters”.

According to media reports Kiwi batsman Jesse Ryder’s imminent future is likely to become clearer when he, his manager Aaron Klee and New Zealand Cricket (NZC) Players Association boss Heath Mills sit down with NZC John Buchanan, and team manager Mike Sandle to go over his annual performance review. Every player who is contracted to NZC has to go through the process at the season’s end, but the dialogue on Ryder is expected to be more vigorous than others.