Kapil backs govt’s plan to regulate cricket

Zeenews Sports Bureau

New Delhi: Former Indian cricketers have backed government’s plan to bring the Indian cricket board (BCCI) under its control.

Former Indian captains Kapil Dev, Md Azharuddin, Ajay Jadeja have all come out in support of the government saying that it would ultimately help cricket grow as a professional sports in the country.

Talking to the reporters in New Delhi, World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev said that the BCCI should not control everything.

“BCCI should rather set an example and come under the guidelines of the government,” said that legendary all-rounder.

Another former captain and current MP Md Azharuddin said that the government’s plan to bring BCCI under Right to Information (RTI) act will help cricket become a more transparent sport.

“It will definitely promote professionalism in cricket,” he said.

Former cricketers Ajay Jadeja and Kirti Azad also supported government’s plan.

The government is set to bring BCCI under its ambit and control courtesy a bill that would make it mandatory for the richest sport body in India accountable which it has otherwise avoided till date citing its autonomous nature. This will bring the board under the provisions of RTI to provide the information related to its revenue and expenditure.

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