New Delhi: The government will today consider introducing a new bill that will increase considerably the transparency of all sports bodies. The bill's headline, however, lies in its attempt to increase the financial accountability of India's cricket board, one of the richest sports organizations in the world. To do that, the Right to Information (RTI) Act would apply to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
The cabinet will today review the National Sports Bill 2011, which the government wants to introduce in this current session of parliament, which concludes on September 8.
In addition to its firm stand on the BCCI, the bill wants administrators of all sports bodies to be 70 or younger; nobody is allowed more than two consecutive terms; and an administrator cannot hold more than two positions simultaneously.