NEW DELHI: Virender Sehwag has supported Sachin Tendulkar’s suggestion to help one-day cricket retain its popularity. Tendulkar, obviously concerned at the dipping popularity of one-day cricket, had proposed on Friday that the 50-over format could be made more attractive with four split innings of 25 overs each.

“When Sachin speaks he does so with lot of thought. I am sure he has his strong reasons to come up with this suggestion,” said Sehwag at the inauguration of a cricket ground at the Hamdard University complex here on Saturday.

The ground, developed by Sehwag’s friends in local cricket, Uday Gupte and Sachin Khurana, has floodlit facilities and a well-equipped gymnasium too. “We will also provide excellent dressing rooms for the teams,” said Khurana, who represented Delhi in under-19 cricket with Sehwag.

“We need such grounds. The open space is welcome and it will certainly provide cricket lovers in south Delhi good facilities to train and play competitive cricket,” noted Sehwag, who has offered help to the project. — Special Correspondent

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