Bangalore, Jan 31: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Karnataka on Friday, Jan 30 meted out all reports of party ticket for Lok Sabha polls to former test captain Anil Kumble.
Sources close to the cricketer said that the reports of Kumble foraying into politics are baseless. ."No, it has not been done," state BJP spokesperson V Dhananjaya Kumar said when asked whether the party"s Karnataka election committee had recommended Kumble"s name to the BJP central leadership.
Sources close to Kumble said: “He is not contesting. He is not interested."
“The ticket offer has not been made and nor does he want it," the source said when asked whether the BJP has approached the former Indian captain to contest the poll.
“All the talk and reports about his contesting the elections are rumours," the source said, requesting that Kumble and his family be kept out of such baseless speculation.
OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)