Kochi: The government on Tuesday said it would examine batting maestro and Rajya Sabha member Sachin Tendulkar's proposal to integrate sports with the education system.

Union Human Resources Development Minister Kapil Sibal said Tendulkar spoke to him about the issue and he had asked him to make a presentation.

"This morning, I received a phone call from him (Tendulkar). Let me look at the presentation. The Ministry does not decide on the curriculum, it's either NCERT or CBSE. After we receive the presentation, we will send it to NCERT and CBSE and see how to take it forward," he said.

He was responding to a question by reporters on Tendulkar expressing his desire to work closely with the government to integrate sports into the education system.

The cricket icon, in a letter to Sibal last week, has stressed on "honing" the potential of the younger generation and nurturing their talent, observing sports is being neglected in educational institutions.

Tendulkar's suggestions include a roadmap for complete overhaul of the sports infrastructure at the university and college level, according to a senior HRD Ministry official.

(Agencies)

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