Letter to Editor: Should Wives and Friends Be Allowed on Tours

When cricket teams go abroad the members are allowed to take their wives, even friends along with them. Does this fact distract them or help them to focus on their game in a better way? If it is good, why don’t we allow our athletes to enjoy the same privilege? Write a letter to editor of a national daily in 120-150 words giving your views on the issue. You are Navtej/Navita, M-114 Mount Kailash, Kanpur.

M-114, Mount

3 March, 20××

The Editor
The Times of India

Subject: Difference in Status of Cricketers and Other Athletes


Through the columns of your esteemed newspaper, I would like to express my views on the difference in the status of cricketers and other atheletes.

Cricket is a very popular game in India and cricketers are idolised. The public as well as the officials are willing to give special privileges to them. The extent of their love is such that rules are easily bent for them.

Cricketers are allowed to take their families with them when they go on tours, irrespective of the fact that this may distract them while playing. But when it comes to other games, Indian Government becomes rather stingy and the athletes do not get the same treatment.

Why do we have different policies? I believe this is because cricket and cricketers are worshipped, while the other sports and their players are ignored. Even the finances that are allotted to these games are either too less or are utilised by the officers themselves.

The perspective of Indians needs a revolution and all the games deserve equal treatment, after all they all bring glory to the country. Government needs to implement measures to keep all the games at par.

Thank you

Yours sincerely

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