Tendulkar will be given escort whenever he leaves home: Official
Under 'X' category, Tendulkar had a policeman keeping guard round-the-clock. However, as a former parliamentarian, Tendulkar will be given a police escort whenever he leaves his home, the official told PTI.
Separately, NCP chief Sharad Pawar and his nephew, NCP leader Ajit Pawar, will retain their respective 'Z+' and 'Z' security covers.
Meanwhile, social activist Anna Hazare's security was upgraded from 'Y+' to 'Z'.
Gandhi family's SPG security was downgraded last month
Before the SPG Act was amended, last month, the Centre had downgraded the Special Protection Group (SPG) security cover of the Congress' interim chief Sonia Gandhi, her son Rahul Gandhi and daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, to Z+ security.