No government control over BCCI, IPL: Supreme Court

Updated: 05 July 2010 11:39 IST

The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a PIL seeking government control over the working of BCCI and IPL to check alleged corruption.

New Delhi:

The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a PIL seeking government control over the working of Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) and IPL to check alleged corruption and misappropriation of funds in the two bodies.

"You want the accounts of BCCI should be audited. It is audited under the Companies Act," a Bench headed by Chief Justice S H Kapadia said.

The remarks of the Bench came when advocate Manjulla Wadhwa, appearing for the petitioner, submitted that the accounts of BCCI (Board of Cricket Control in India) should be audited by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) because the body represents the Indian cricket team.

The Bench, also comprising Justices K S Radhakrishnan and Swatanter Kumar, was not impressed by the counsel's submission that government should involve itself with the working of BCCI which is a registered society under law.

The counsel also contended that BCCI does not come under the RTI Act.

The PIL, filed by a freelance journalist Alok Varshney, had sought a direction that the accounts of both BCCI and IPL should be scrutinised thoroughly and all international matches should be telecast only on Doordarshan.

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