If this BJP MP has his way, we could see Dalit quota in Indian cricket team

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If this BJP MP has his way, we could see Dalit quota in Indian cricket team

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SportsCafe Desk

11/15/2016

Delhi’s BJP MP Udit Raj is pushing for quota system for Dalits in Indian sports, particularly in the National cricket team, and cited the example of South Africa, who have revised their quota system to now include a minimum of six black cricketers in the team, to prove his point.

“Reservation should be extended to Dalits in each of the sports. In South Africa, the quota is offered in their cricket team. The US too pitches for blacks, who slog, work hard in athletics. There are not many whites in athletics,” Raj was quoted as saying by PTI news agency.

“…if reservation is offered here in sports, we too will win gold medals.

“You go to the US, there is a partnership with non-whites in each sector. In South Africa, reservation is given to Negroes even in a sport like cricket. There can’t be more than five whites in a cricket team.”

According to a report in Hindi daily Aajtak, Raj proposes to write to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Pranab Mukherjee requesting for Dalit quota in Indian sports.

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