BCCI firm on its stand on sports bill

Updated: 10 November 2011 19:26 IST

Reiterating its stand on the contentious Sports Bill, the BCCI on Thursday said that until and unless it's reservations were addressed by the sports ministry the bill will not be acceptable even in the revised form.

BCCI firm on its stand on sports bill
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New Delhi:

Reiterating its stand on the contentious Sports Bill, the BCCI on Thursday said that until and unless it's reservations were addressed by the sports ministry the bill will not be acceptable even in the revised form.

BCCI member and IPL governing council chairman, Rajeev Shukla made it clear that the Board had rejected the bill at its Working Committee meeting in Kolkata on October 29, and had shot off a letter to the sports ministry, conveying their strong reservations on various aspects of the controversial bill.

"The BCCI's working committee has raised objections to certain provisions of the bill during its working committee meeting in Kolkata. We have given our point of view to the ministry and now request them to adsress these issues," Shukla told reorters outside the Parliament.

"Now it is upto the Cabinet to take a decision on the bill."

Asked whether the BCCI was shying away from accountability by opposing the bill, Shukla said, "As far as accountability is concerned, BCCI has always mantained its accountability.

"We conduct regular audits of our accounts during every AGM. We also respond to questions, if any, arises in Parliament."

He also dismissed speculations that the recently-held Ranji Trophy Plate division match between Goa and Maharashtra may have been fixed. Needing 130 runs in 19 overs to win the game, Goa's stand-in-skipper Swapnil Asnodkar chose to go for an early draw.

"The BCCI has not come to know of any match-fixing (during Goa-Maharasthra game). There are no cases of match-fixing here as we have adopted strict measures to curb the menace. All the Indian players are clean," Shukla said.

Topics : Cricket Indian Premier League, 2013
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