Hindustan Times – That the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) told the Ministry of Sports to go take a walk on the dope testing issue is no surprise.

Summary

  • That the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) told the Ministry of Sports to go take a walk on the dope testing issue is no surprise.
  • The BCCI passes this test with distinction -it runs cricket efficiently and has six-pack money muscle.
  • This ‘we- don’t- care- for- you’ attitude raises some fundamental questions: Is the BCCI, a private body, so independent that it is answerable only to its members and can do what it pleases with its money?
  • The SC also observed that the BCCI receives many direct/indirect benefits from the state and cricket ‘belongs’ to the fans.
  • The sentiment today is cricket belongs to all Indians, especially the players and fans, and in this arrangement the BCCI is only an event manager.


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