Sachin Tendulkar is a philanthropist. Cricket West Indies off-late has been experiencing financial instability. There are rifts between the players and the board members. Based on the same grounds, Winston Benjamin has sought Sachin Tendulkar and senior cricketers across the globe for help. Winston said, that he doesn’t want financial help. He wants cricket equipment to distribute among aspiring cricketers. Here is an in-depth look at the same:
The financial situation of the West Indies Cricket Board is Unstable:
The West Indies cricket board and its financial stability have many question marks. This team has been seen playing without a jersey sponsor in a series against the top teams. In the current India tour of the West Indies as well, the team was seen playing without a jersey sponsor. Does this mean that the people of the Caribbean have no interest in cricket and all finances have dried up? Or is it the lack of leadership in the management board? Whatever the reason may be in the end, it is the game of cricket that has to suffer.
Winston Benjamin Sought Sachin Tendulkar for Help:
Based on the same lines, Winston Benjamin, the ex-fast bowler of the West Indies has sought the top flight cricketers and ex-cricketers to help him promote the game of cricket effectively. In a video shared by senior journalist, and YouTuber Vinal Kumar on his YouTube Channel. Benjamin said, “Previously, we used to have a tournament in Sharjah where it used to be like a benefit game for players from different countries. I don’t want benefits. All I want is for somebody to say ‘here is some equipment’ – 10-15 bats, that is good enough for me. I don’t want 20000 US dollars. I just want some equipment so that I can give back to youngsters. That’s all I am asking,”
Winston Benjamin now works as a coach and a promoter of the game that he loves the most in the Caribbean Islands. He played 85 ODIs and 21 Test matches between 1986 and 1995 for the West Indies. He scalped 161 wickets in total. The tall fast bowler was a part of one of the most dreaded Caribbean fast bowling lineups.
Sachin Tendulkar has Previously done Charity Matches:
Sachin Tendulkar has previously indulged in philanthropic activities and this time around as well; he will work on helping Winston. Sachin had featured in the exhibition game at the MCC back in 2014. He was also a part of the charity match that was played to raise funds to counter the Australian Bush Fire.
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