The sports ministry's bid to bring the Indian cricket board under the Right to Information Act has been rebuffed for now. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) formally rejected the redrafted Sports Bill on Saturday, saying it "tends to encroach upon fundamental rights of sports bodies".
"While the BCCI is all for good governance and transparency in sports bodies, certain aspects of the Bill seek to destroy the autonomy of the Board and dilute the rights of its members," said a statement from BCCI secretary Sanjay Jagdale after the working committee meeting.
The proposed bill wants to give BCCI the status of a National Sports Federation and therefore bring it under the purview of the RTI Act.
The bill was revised after the cabinet did not give its approval.