Nilesh Kulkarni meets Rijiju; discusses about the development of sports in the country

Former India spinner Nilesh Kulkarni on Friday said he discussed with sports minister Kiren Rijiju about the development of sports in the country in a recent meeting.

Kulkarni’s International Institute of Sports Management (IISM) was bestowed with the ‘Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Award’ for the work done by it.

According to a release issued here, Rijiju emphasised on the need for development of the sports ecosystem in the country to realise his grand vision of seeing India among the top-10 medal winners in 2028 Olympics.

The 47-year-old Kulkarni, who has played for Mumbai, agreed with Rijiju’s view on a holistic development of sports in the country.

Kulkarni, who turned out for India in three Tests and 10 ODIs, has already stated that it was a matter of pride for his institute to get national recognition.

Among other things, IISM has been conducting an in-depth study on various aspects related to sports development.