Up to date: December 26, 2017 5:06 pm
Former Indian soccer captain Bhaichung Bhutia feels strengthening membership tradition and offering enticing pay will encourage extra individuals to take sports activities as a career within the nation.
Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar had final week raised the problem of monetary safety of athletes, saying it’s usually a problem when any individual decides to give attention to sports activities alone as their profession.
Bhutia agreeing to the batting maestro mentioned monetary safety is unquestionably an element whereas selecting a profession but in addition identified that issues have improved with the arrival leagues in numerous sports activities disciplines.
This pattern, together with the lengthy standing soccer tradition, has supplied sportspersons with extra alternatives to earn an honest residing.
“I guess the club structure in any sport has to be strong. Incentive for sportspersons when they do well at state and national levels has to be good. And corporates have to come up (in a bigger way) and sponsor”, Bhutia informed PTI.
He mentioned that greater than medical insurance, it’s good pay that can appeal to individuals to take up sports activities as a profession. Bhutia additionally emphasised on the significance of getting medical insurance for national-level athletes.
It’s actually good if sportspersons are lined underneath medical insurance. However extra importantly, one ought to have good membership construction, which provides enticing skilled contracts to gamers, the 41-year-old mentioned.