BCCI expresses reservations against sports bill

Updated: 04 November 2011 19:59 IST

The BCCI, which had rejected the revised Sports Bill last week, wrote a letter to the Sports Ministry, conveying their strong reservations on various aspects of the controversial bill.

BCCI expresses reservations against sports bill

New Delhi:

The BCCI, which had rejected the revised Sports Bill last week, wrote a letter to the Sports Ministry, conveying their strong reservations on various aspects of the controversial bill.

The Cricket Board had rejected the bill at its Working Committee meeting in Kolkata on October 29, saying certain aspects of the bill are meant to "destroy the autonomy" of the board.

"While the BCCI is all for good governance and transparency in sports bodies, certain aspects of the Bill seek to destroy the autonomy of the Board and dilute the rights of its members," BCCI secretary Sanjay Jagdale had said in a statement after the Board's Working Committee meeting.

"Therefore the Board is totally opposed to this Bill and will be communicating its objections to the Ministry of Youth Affairs & shortly.

The BCCI on Friday, shot off a 29-page letter to the Sports Minister Ajay Maken, giving in detail their reasons for objecting the bill which seeks to regulate the functioning of sports bodies.

According to sources, the strongly-worded letter takes a dig at the Sports Ministry for trying to bring cricket under its ambit.

The letter points out that the BCCI was not required to be brought under RTI as it was transparent and its accounts were put up on its website. It also followed the tenure and age restrictions as envisaged in the bill with all the office bearers having limited tenures.

Topics : Cricket
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