Government is not intended to take over BCCI, says Sports Minister

bcci-630The government of India said that since BCCI is an autonomous body, it is not feasible to take it into government hands. There is an idea to bring the BCCI under the limits of the Right to Information Act.Union Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal informed Rajya Shaba that “as BCCI is an autonomous body registered under the Societies Act, it is not feasible for the government to take over and run the day to day activities of the BCCI.”

Minister has also said that the government is aware of the many controversies surfacing in BCCI with regard to allotment of franchisees, match fixing, betting etc. Different agencies of government are investigating the matters of BCCI, revealed the minister.

Meanwhile, the BCCI recommended MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli for Padma Bhushan and Padmashree awards respectively to the Ministry of Sports. Dhoni is already Padmashree awardee, he was given the honour in 2009.

Medaram Jathara

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