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Sree should concentrate more on cricket: Kapil

Published: Tuesday, August 26, 2008, 14:49 [IST]
 
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Sreeshanth Thiruvananthapuram: Cricket legend Kapil Dev feels pacer Sreesanth needs to focus more on cricket and should use his aggression to better his performance.

Stating that Sreeshant was a very enterprising cricketer, Kapil said the young Kerala pacer alone would be responsible if his performance suffers because of his off-field activities.

"The boy should come back to cricket, otherwise he will be the sufferer and nobody else," Kapil said referring to his acting and singing ventures.

"When you represent the country, performance has to be there and I wish he performs on the cricket field."

Kapil also welcomed the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) proposal to professionalise the selection procedure in India.

According to the recommendation put forward in BCCI's working committee meeting on Sunday, the existing honorary set-up needs to be scraped and the selector should be paid Rs 2.5 million each. Among other proposals, the selection committee members should have retired from international cricket at least ten years ago to qualify for the job, and that he should not be an office-bearer of the BCCI or any of its affiliated units.

"This is certainly good for the game in India. But the proposed suggestion of the candidate retiring at least ten years ago to be a selector is debatable," Kapil said.

On the Indian Premier League and Indian Cricket League, he said let the people of the country judge after watching the game. However, the IPL was a success in marketing the event, he added.

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