BCCI opposes draft sports bill

Updated: 29 October 2011 16:37 IST

The Indian cricket board on Saturday, rejected the draft sports regulation bill of the central government, saying it "tends to encroach upon fundamental rights of sports bodies".

Kolkata:

The Indian cricket board on Saturday, rejected the draft sports regulation bill of the central government, saying it "tends to encroach upon fundamental rights of sports bodies".

In a statement after its working committee meeting here, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) also alleged that certain provisions in the bill "seek to destroy the autonomy of the board and dilute the rights of its members".

"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," the statement read.

"Therefore, the board is totally opposed to this bill."

The BCCI said it will communicate its objections to the ministry of youth affairs & sports shortly.

"It has to be borne in mind that 'Sports' is a state subject and the legislative competence of the central government is limited. The bill tends to encroach upon fundamental rights of sports bodies," the statement added.

Topics : Board of Control for Cricket in India Cricket
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