Rajiv Shukla
Rajiv Shukla

No objection with cricketers attending Imran's swearing-in ceremony: Rajiv Shukla

ANI | Updated: Aug 02, 2018 19:41 IST

New Delhi [India], August 2 (ANI): Chairman of the Indian Premier League (IPL) Rajiv Shukla on Thursday said that he has no objection with cricketers attending the swearing-in-ceremony of Pakistan Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan.
"If he (Imran Khan) is inviting his friends in a personal capacity and I think if they go, then why should anyone object?" Shukla said.
"They are entitled to go," he added.
Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has invited former Indian cricketers Sunil Gavaskar, Navjot Singh Sidhu, and actor Aamir Khan.
Earlier, Sidhu had confirmed to have received a personal invitation from the cricketer-turned-politician.
Kapil Dev, who was reportedly invited for the ceremony, said that he would attend the function with the approval of the Indian government, if invited.
According to figures provided by the Election Commission of Pakistan, the PTI emerged as the single largest party with 116 seats after the ECP released the complete preliminary results for 270 of 272 National Assembly constituencies. (ANI)