Cricket: Shatrughan Sinha Irked over Presence of IPL Cheerleaders


SHIMLA, Apr 24: Actor-turned politician Shatrughan Sinha on Thursday lashed out at organisers of IPL matches for bringing cheerleaders to the stadiums and making a "mockery" of cricket.

"If you are so interested in deploying these girls who dance after hits of fours and sixes, it is better to give chance to the bar girls who have been rendered unemployed after Maharashtra government put a ban on dance in bars," Sinha said over phone from Mumbai.

"I am afraid that cricket, which has been shortened from five days to one day and now to the T20 format, might be reduced to 'Toss-Toss' in which the winner will be decided through toss," he said sarcastically.

Strongly criticising the move to bring cheerleaders from abroad for performing what he termed as "indecent dance" during Indian Premier League (IPL) matches, Sinha said it was "difficult to find cricket in these matches".

Sinha, who was also Union minister in Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led NDA government, took exception to the auctioning of players for the IPL tournament.

Shotgun Sinha appealed to the cricketing bosses to seriously ponder over the issue to save the glory of the great sport. 


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  • Francis Martis, Barkur/USA

    Sat, Apr 26 2008

    Dear Mr. Sinha, The time has changed, don't you see it ? With the change of time, everything is changing. Don't you see what women wear now a a days, do you object it. Why not little entertainment in Cricket too. If you can't see it, stay away, nobody cares your suggestion. Let there be entertainment. After all, it is not your time.

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  • sana, dubai

    Sat, Apr 26 2008

    "Accept good things even if it comes from satan". a great person said this. as far as Mr. Sinha is concerned I do not know what was his intention when he made that statement, but whats wrong with people that good things does not go down your throat. is it that you love cricket so much that you have gone to such an extent that you accept anything in the name of cricket, even if it be immodesty. we have to condemn any thing that is wrong even if it is against our ownselves.

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  • shaki, mangalore

    Thu, Apr 24 2008

    Mr shatrughan sinha please mind your own buisness,no need to take political advantage by giving unnecessary statements,if you have so much concern over bar gals,u could have made them dance in films,which is vey easy thing to it........ or better shut your mouth....

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