New Delhi: Sports Minister Ajay Maken has said he will not compromise on two features of a new bill that wants to make sports bodies in India more transparent.
So the Right to Information Act, Mr Maken says, must apply to all sports organisations included India's cricket board. And those who head sports federations must not be older than 70.
These twin highlights of his Sports Bill 2011 have upset not just the cricket board, but some of the most senior ministers in the cabinet. At a meeting last evening, five ministers who head sports bodies contested Mr Maken's bill, despite the obvious conflict of interest.