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Don't think Cricket Championship League needs a 'smaller star like me', says Shah Rukh Khan

Indo-Asian News Service   | February 24, 2013 12:36 IST (Mumbai)
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Shah Rukh Khan said that sports is the greatest profession in this country.

Actor-producer Shah Rukh Khan on Saturday said he personally doesn't have time to play cricket and the Cricket Championship League (CCL) doesn't need a "smaller star" like him.

Actor-producer Shah Rukh Khan on Saturday said he personally doesn't have time to play cricket and the Cricket Championship League (CCL) doesn't need a "smaller star" like him.

"I will be really honest... I am someone who believes professionalizing sports in this country is perhaps the most important aspect if I can any way get attached to it. I am happy that I am associated with it," Shah Rukh told reporters at a press conference.

"I personally wont get time to play cricket so I don't think I will be attached to anything else but if it requires me.. I think there are so many stars in CCL, I don't think they need a smaller star like me."

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan was the guest of honour at the opening ceremony of the third edition of Celebrity Cricket League (CCL) and was cheering for Mumbai Heroes - the team owned by his brother Sohail Khan.

Shah Rukh feels one needs to create alternate professions for youngsters in the country and sports is the greatest profession.

"Sports is perhaps the greatest profession in this country. We hope with this, many more tournaments are created . This is just the beginning," he added.

He also feels there is no combination like sports and women.

"You have to start somewhere and this is just the beginning slowly, it will spread to more places. Specifically if you ask me, then there is no combination like sports and women. I would be really happy if it went across and women participate in it," he said.

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