Furious Sachin Tendulkar refutes his role in cricket academy land row

Former Indian batsman, Sachin Tendulkar on Sunday denied that he asked for a land to open a cricket academy in Indian Institute of Technology Delhi.

The newspaper article, published on Sunday, reportedly said that the director of IIT Delhi Raghunath K Shevgaonkar quit his position following pressure from the Human Resource Developement (HRD) ministry to grant two demands — to provide the IIT ground for a cricket academy Tendulkar wanted to open and to pay nearly Rs. 70 lakh to former IIT-D faculty and now a member of BJP, Subramanian Swamy, as his “salary dues” between 1972 and 1991.

The fuming Sachin Tendulkar expressed his anger over this report on Twitter and said that he is appalled by such reports and he doesn’t have any plans for starting an academy.