Indian Committee Says RTI Should Cover Cricket Board

29 July 2013

A special Indian committee constituted by the government has recommended that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) should be covered by the Right to Information Act if it wants to field the “Indian” cricket team.

Retired Justice Mukul Mudgal, the chairman of a committee constituted to draft the Sports Development Bill 2013, said:   “RTI will apply to all sports bodies and even cricket will come under it.”

He said further: “Apart from a few exemptions like one cannot raise questions regarding why a particular player/coach is selected over another, or the contents of a player’s contract, medical health and fitness etc, the public is authorised to raise questions.”

 See reports on this and other non-RTI aspects of the draft bill in Indian Express aspects.

The Central Information Commission last week cancelled a hearing on the BCCI and the RTI after a court ordered a stay in the proceedings. (See previous report.)

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