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Govt should take over BCCI: former Olympians

bhopal Updated: Jun 05, 2013 14:47 IST
Shruti Tomar

Government of India should control Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) in India, this was the opinion expressed by Olympics champions Sushil Kumar and Vijay Kumar.

Sushil Kumar and Vijay Kumar visited Bhopal to attend the felicitation ceremony of London Olympians organised by Directorate of Sports and Youth Welfare on Tuesday.

Sushil Kumar emphatically said BCCI should be controlled by the sports ministry. Like, other federations who follow sports code, BCCI should also follow the rules which were framed by the Central government in favour of sports.

Vijay Kumar said, "It is necessary that government of India take over BCCI to stop irregularities in cricket. Without government control, BCCI can't get rid of these types of problems."

Both the silver medalists wanted not only BCCI but all the sports federations to be brought under the purview of Right to Information Act (RTI).

Sushil Kumar said, "Sports federations work for the welfare of sports and spend money in favour of sports. There should be transperancy, all the internal workings and expenditure of the sports federations should be made known to all the citizens. I don't think there is a need to hide anything."

International wrestler Sushil Kumar and 25 metre rapid fire shooter Vijay Kumar also came forward in support of T20 domestic cricket league.

Sushil Kumar said, "IPL should not be banned at any cost. It is provides international exposure to players. I think league matches should be started in every field of sports. Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) is also going to introduce league matches in wrestling. It will be a great oppurtunity for Indian wrestler."

Supporting Sushil Kumar's words, Vijay Kumar said IPL shouldn't be banned as it gave chance to budding players to showcase their talent. "It is a great opportunity for players. And young and deserving players should not pay for the mistake of some players," he added.