New Delhi: Union Sports Minister Ajay Maken said on Monday that he hoped to get the national sports bill passed by parliament during its winter session and pointed out that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) should come under the Right to Informational (RTI) Act for their own benefit.
"When we talk about transparency and the RTI, it is about all the 66 sports disciplines including the BCCI. It is public money that they are dealing with and they should come out clean for their own benefit. Otherwise there will be a question mark on whatever good work they have done in the past," Maken told reporters at the National Stadium here while distributing cash awards among sportspersons.
Maken, however, said the challenge for him is to lay the revised sports bill before the cabinet, which had earlier rejected it during the last session of the parliament.