New Delhi: Tired of answering questions on the standoff between BCCI and the Sports Ministry over the National Sports Bill, Sports Minister Ajay Maken on Monday sought to put the record straight by saying that the government is not trying to control the board through proposed legislation.
"It's wrong to interpret this proposed bill as a clash between BCCI and the Sports Ministry. Through this bill, we try to bring transparency, good governance and de-control from government intervention," Maken said.
"The government is not trying to control the federations (NSFs). The Bill will be introduced for all 66 sporting disciplines and cricket is one part of it. If cricket is a sport then it should become part of the Bill," he added.