Sports Minister <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Kiren-Rijiju">Kiren Rijiju</a> on Monday said bringing the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/bcci">BCCI</a> under the ambit of <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/NADA">National Anti-Doping Agency</a> (NADA) is one of his biggest achievements since assuming his new office three months ago. <p></p> <p></p>The BCCI was earlier this month forced to come under NADA's ambit, a landmark development that has opened up the possibility of the cricket board becoming a National Sports Federation (NSF) as per government norms. <p></p> <p></p>Asked whether it was one of the biggest achievements of his tenure as sports minister, he responded in the positive. <p></p> <p></p>"Definitely," he said. "BCCI is the governing body of cricket and cricket is also a sport. So, all the sports law and sports provisions prevalent in the country is applicable to it. So failing to implement the law cannot be taken forward in a logical way," he told <em>PTI</em> in an exclusive interview. <p></p> <p></p>"But I am very particular that every sport, every game and every player in this country is equal. It was a natural course of action and it's good that it happened, otherwise it would sound little vague that only one game is outside the ambit of the sports rules," he added. <p></p> <p></p>The implication of BCCI coming under NADA is huge as the country's richest sporting body is now under tremendous pressure to fall under the government's Right to Information (RTI) Act. <p></p> <p></p>The BCCI has been refusing to come under RTI, claiming that it is not a NSF as it doesn't take any grant from the government. <p></p> <p></p>But the sports minister said it is just a matter of time before the BCCI comes under the RTI. "Government's money is people's money. So that statement doesn't matter. How is the money coming to BCCI?" he questioned. <p></p> <p></p>"BCCI's argument itself is without any basis. Money belongs to the country. How does money comes to a sport? From people only, people watch TV, people pay for tickets or through advertisements, it is people's money. <p></p> <p></p>"From people only the money is available to the body. People's money whether is from the government or directly collected from the government, the value remains the same." <p></p> <p></p>"It is very important for every organisation to function in a transparent and accountable manner. It's not a question of cricket or any federation," he added. <p></p> <p></p>Rijiju also said that the National Sports Code is key to good governance in sports and the government is soon going to come up with a robust code. "The National Sports Code is very important law which will govern the sports administration in this country. We must have a system. If you want to have a robust sports culture in the country then you must have a robust system also. A robust sports code or rule or guideline has to be there," he said. <p></p> <p></p>"I think very soon we should be able to come out with a very clear cut sports code which would be an improved version of the earlier code."