20 October, 2020

We’d Like To See The Score

The BCCI has been coddled with many privileges, and no accountability. The RTI Act might change that.

Illustration by Sandeep Adhwaryu
We’d Like To See The Score
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Can BCCI Be Under RTI?

  • Punjab & Haryana High Court upheld the decision of the Punjab State Information Commission, which ruled that the Punjab Cricket Association should be covered by RTI
  • Central Information Commission has ruled that DPS Rohini should be covered by RTI because it has received aid from state in shape of land at concessional rates. The BCCI and its constituents similarly availed of land at low rates.
  • The Supreme Court has upheld the Kerala High Court decision which designated Kerala Cricket Association members as “public servants”
  • Delhi High Court had adjudged in the past that the BCCI performs public duties

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The cold fingers of accountability, loved best when others are subject to its minatory touch, are closing in on the Indian cricket board (BCCI). The shroud of secrecy that covers the operations of Indian cricket is being slowly pulled off, state unit by state unit, by the Right...

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