Why Is This Connection There In The First Place?
While many of you might be knowing about the relation between cricket and politics, allow us to discuss and explain things by making use of a few tables. The relation between the two is strong because of two main reasons.
- Cricketers represent our country and hence they can take political responsibilities. Many of them have went on to become seasoned politicians as well.
- Politicians by nature too have tremendous organizational capacity as people who can efficiently manage things without any issue. This is a key part of their political life too.
Cricketers Who Became Politicians
|Political Party Joined
|Political Career Summary
|Became MLA from Moyna (2021)
|MP (Lok Sabha) from East Delhi
|Fought from South Delhi Seat
|MP from Amroha (Thrice), Sitting MLA from Naugawan Sadat
|BJP & INC
|MP from Darbhanga (Thrice), MLA from Gole Market
|Fought Lok Sabha seat from Phulpur
|Nominated By President of India for Rajya Sabha (2012)
|Lok Bharati Party
|Fought State Assembly Elections from Vikhroli
|MP from Moradabad (2009)
|Navjot Singh Sidhu
|BJP & INC
|MP from Amritsar (Twice), Rajya Sabha MP (Once), MLA from Amritsar East
As you can see, a number of them ended up winning elections and some have been in politics since a long time.
Politicians Who Were Involved In Cricket Administration
|Former IPL Chairman, Former Secretary of UPCA, Vice President BCCI
|Former President and Secretary BCCI
|ICC Vice President, ICC President, BCCI President, MCA President
|Former Vice President GCA