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.
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,