27 September, 2020

Two Slips And A Short Cover

Gavaskar’s attempt to make amends is drowned by calls for a clean-up, forcing the Centre to take note, and mull action

AFP (From Outlook, August 22, 2011)
Two Slips And A Short Cover
outlookindia.com
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A Bill To Cut Down BCCI

  • The sports ministry has prepared the National Sports Development Bill.
  • Sports bodies that get tax exemptions, land allotment, to be made accountable for actions
  • BCCI secured a Rs 68-crore tax exemption last year. Ground enough, the ministry feels, to bring it under the RTI Act.

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Wednesday saw a different Sunny, said espnstar.com, the website of sports channel ESPN Star Sports, on the first day of the third Test match at Birmingham. Why did espnstar.com think it was a different Sunny—the iconic Sunil Gavaskar, arguably India’s most influential TV commentator and columnist? Because he had, on ESPN Star, finally criticised the Indian cricket board (BCCI), with which he has a yearly contract worth Rs 3.6 crore, as Outlook had revealed in its last week’s cover story,

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