BCCI should be brought under purview of RTI, demands Congress member Pankaj Sharma

BCCI had opposed the Sports Bill which included bringing India’s National cricket body under Right to Information Act © IANS

Indore: May 18, 2013

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the Indian Premier League (IPL) should be brought under the purview of Right to Information Act, Congress national secretary Pankaj Sharma demanded.

Sharma said that an inquiry should be held into the working of the IPL which was giving India a bad name.

Earlier, during an interview with CNN-IBN, N Srinivasan, President of BCCI was asked about lack of transparency in the affairs of the Board and BCCI being brought under the purview of RTI. Srinivasan responded by saying, “BCCI is a private organisation. We oppose the Sports Bill [which includes bringing BCCI under RTI] for certain clauses in it.”

The AICC secretary told reporters on Saturday that the Board of Control for Cricket in India, IPL and the companies associated with it should be brought under the RTI act purview.

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