A video of Sports Minister Ajay Maken press conference calling BCCI to act fast.
After the sting operation that has shaken the very foundations of the Indian Premier League, Sports Minister Ajay Maken has asked the cricket board to pick up the challenge and root the malaise out completely.
"As I have said that the BCCI should go into the root cause of the problem. They have to handle the investigation because BCCI is recognised by the ICC to run cricket in India.
"It is their mandate and their duty. They are foremost responsible," Maken said.
Maken said the BCCI should also open up its accounts to RTI to bring about much-needed credibility.
"They should not submit their accounts to us but they should open their accounts to RTIs. This will bring much-needed credibility to BCCI," Maken said.
Maken also came out with a suggestion that BCCI should keep an arm's distance from the IPL, citing the examples of English Premier League where the clubs run the tournament instead of the national football body.
"IPL should be at an arm's distance from BCCI. It should not be under BCCI. IPL and BCCI should be away from each other so that there is no overlapping of interests," he said.