Sports Ministry vs BCCI
In trying to implement the National Sports Bill, the sports ministry has angered the most influential sports board - the BCCI - in India.
Relations between the BCCI and sports ministry have been strained over the contentious issue. BCCI, which is an autonomous body, and some other sports organisations such as Indian Olympic Association (IOA) have opposed the legislation.
The proposed bill wants to give BCCI the status of a National Sports Federation and therefore bring it under the purview of the RTI Act.
Sports Minister Ajay Maken said if the federations wish to bring transparency and accountability to their working, then they should unanimously support the proposed bill for the betterment of sports in the country.
The BCCI had rejected the revised draft of the bill that seeks to regulate the functioning of the Cricket Board, saying certain aspects of the bill are meant to ''destroy the autonomy'' of the cricket governing body.