BCCI has no objection to Shahrukh watching cricket match
New Delhi : The Cricket Board on Tuesday said that it has no objection to superstar Shahrukh Khan or any other film personality coming to watch international cricket matches involving the national side.
The statement comes in the wake of a media report which quoted a BCCI source saying the board officials are unhappy with king Khan as he is using cricket to promote his movies knowing that this is a “much bigger platform” than a private television station.
“The BCCI has no objection if any film star watches any of the matches involving the national team,” BCCI Vice-President Rajiv Shukla said.
“We do not think the players get distracted by the film stars or any other spectator,” he said.
Off-late Shahrukh has been appearing in matches involving the Indian team. He was there to cheer the team in the final of the Twenty20 World Cup in South Africa and then again went to see the Twenty20 match against Australia in Mumbai, where Deepika Padukone –his co-star in his recent movie ‘Om Shanti Om’ was also present. He was present in the last ODI against Pakistan in Jaipur as well and talked about his new movie in the commentary box.
He wanted to see the Kanpur ODI as well, but the local authorities vetoed the move saying it would be difficult for them to arrange for security and control the crowd.