Government Will Try to Bring BCCI Under RTI Act: Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal

Sarbananda Sonowal also said the government will take more steps to bring transparency in the working of the National Sports Federations.

updated: August 13, 2014 17:28 IST
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The sports minister said government was aware of several controversies surrounding the BCCI and they were investigating the matter.

The government on Wednesday, said taking over the Indian Cricket Board was not a "feasible" option since the BCCI was an autonomous body but it will try to bring the cricket body under the ambit of the RTI Act. (Also read: No place for Lalit Modi, BCCI forms panel to run Rajasthan cricket)

Sports Minister Sarbanabda Sonowal was responding to a question in the Rajya Sabha. (Rajasthan Cricket Association threaten legal notice against BCCI)

"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 BCCI," Sonowal said in his written reply.

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