File image of BCCI CoA head Vinod Rai.
File image of BCCI CoA head Vinod Rai.

CIC’s RTI plea can’t be implemented: CoA chief Vinod Rai

Rai said although the board is gradually getting more transparent, there are three aspects which will not be made public as sought by the CIC, namely the minutes of the selectors’ meeting, the status of players’ injuries and anti-doping issues.
New Delhi | By ANI
PUBLISHED ON OCT 03, 2018 10:22 PM IST

The Central Information Commission’s plea to bring the Board of Control for Cricket in India under the ambit of the Right to Information Act cannot be implemented, BCCI Chief Vinod Rai said on Wednesday.

Rai said although the board is gradually getting more transparent, there are three aspects which will not be made public as sought by the CIC, namely the minutes of the selectors’ meeting, the status of players’ injuries and anti-doping issues.

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“We have been expressly precipitated that BCCI is not a government body. Thus, it should not be covered under RTI. We have already approached the Chennai High Court regarding the issue in May. We have specifically told in our response that the CIC plea cannot be implemented as the matter is subjudice,” he said.

Meanwhile, the BCCI announced that the second One Day International (ODI) to be played between India and West Indies will now be held at Visakhapatnam’s Dr. Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium.

The match was originally scheduled to take place at Indore’s Holkar Cricket Stadium on October 24, 2018.

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