Sports minister Ajay Maken on Thursday said the allegations of tax violation in running of the Indian Premier League (IPL) should be looked into and asked the BCCI to come under the RTI ambit for its own good.
Maken said transparency in the working of National Sports Federations, including the BCCI, can be achieved by bringing them under the Right to Information Act, which the revised National Sports Development Bill seeks to incorporate.
Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner Shah Rukh Khan was questioned by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with alleged financial irregularities in the holding of IPL II and Maken said such things, if found true, should not have happened.
“It’s public money the BCCI is getting and private companies should not benefit out of that,” he said. There have been allegations of ill-gotten money flowing into the IPL from foreign tax heavens.