Sports Bill a necessity to check commercialisation of sports: Natchiappan

Sports Bill has become a necessity to check the commercialisation of sports and there is a pressing need to bring sports under the ambit of law, EMS Natchiappan, Minister of State for Commerce and Industry said here Friday.

Sports Ministry preparing Prevention of Sporting Fraud Bill

Sportspersons committing fraud while competing, including under-performance, can be slapped with a punishment of a maximum of five-year imprisonment, according to the proposed `Prevention of Sporting Fraud Bill`.

Sports Minister invites comments on draft Sports bill

Sports Minister Jitendra Singh has sent the draft of the National Sports Development Bill to the leaders of various political parties of the both the Houses and eminent sportspersons, inviting their comments on the proposed bill.

Bihar Assembly passes Sports Bill

Bihar Sports Bill was passed despite resistance by Leader of Opposition Abdul Bari Siddique, who tore copy of bill accusing ruling NDA combine of conspiring to take over state cricket administration.

If BCCI is transparent, why oppose Sports Bill: Maken

Ajay Maken wonders why the Cricket Board officials were opposed to the proposed Sports Bill if they were transparent in their functioning.

Sports Bill is all about govt control: BCCI chief

Cricket Board President N Srinivasan said that the Sports Bill of the government was all about trying to control the national federations and questioned its application to the BCCI.

We need sports bill to deal with menace of age-fraud: Maken

Sports Minister Ajay Maken once again strongly campaigned for implementing the proposed Sports Bill at the earliest, so that the menace like age-fraud and doping could be dealt with.

Maken seeks to clear doubts over Sports Bill

Sports Minister Ajay Maken is leaving no stone unturned in his attempts to clear all the doubts his colleagues have regarding the Sports Bill and is hoping for a "smooth passage" when it is introduced in the Cabinet again.

BCCI has written to CIC about its stand on RTI: Anurag Thakur

The BCCI joint secretary Anurag Thakur stated that the board has written to the CIC regarding its stand on not coming under the purview of the RTI.

I support Sports Bill, says national badminton coach Gopichand

Pullela Gopichand feels that the draft can help in the establishment of better sports governance in India.

Swimming Fed say no to contentious Sports Bill

The Swimming Federation of India (SFI) on Saturday rejected contentious provisions in the National Sports Development Bill, claiming that administrators could manage better than sports persons.

BCCI wants to be treated as charitable org

BBCI does not want to hold itself open to public scrutiny but has asked the Income Tax department to treat it as a "charitable organisation" .

Usha urges Prime Minister to pass "landmark" Sports Bill

Usha, one of India`s most celebrated sportspersons said that the revised Bill, if it becomes an Act, will herald "a new era" in sports.

With support from athletes, Maken hopes Sports Bill passage

Emboldened by the huge support from the former and current top sportspersons of the country, Sports Minister Ajay Maken on Monday said that he hoped the revised National Sports Development Bill would be cleared by the Cabinet.

Question mark on BCCI functioning if it`s not under RTI: Maken

The BCCI is one of the most efficient sports bodies in the country but there would be a question mark over its functioning if the cricket board does not come under the Right to Information Act, Sports Minister Ajay Maken on Monday.

Former athletes voice support in favour of Sports Bill

Eminent Sports personalities came out in support of the revised National Sports Development Bill and criticised the opposing Indian Olympic Association (IOA), saying they are actually "ill-informed" and "shooting in the air".

BCCI should not oppose the Sports Bill: Kapil

Former India captain Kapil Dev on Thursday favoured the Sports Ministry`s move to make BCCI function as a National Sports Federation (NSF), as proposed in the National Sports Development Bill.

BCCI writes to Sports Ministry on Sports Bill

The BCCI, which had rejected the revised Sports Bill last week, wrote a letter to the Sports Ministry, conveying their strong reservations on various aspects of the controversial bill.

We are waiting for IOA response on Sports Bill: Maken

Sports Minister Ajay Maken on Thursday said he was waiting for a written reply from the Indian Olympic Association on the revised Draft Sports Bill, which has been termed as "draconian" by IOA acting president Vijay Kumar Malhotra.

I don`t have confidence on the current set-up of IOA: Maken

Ajay Maken said he doesn`t have the confidence that the IOA will be able to live up to the standards of transparency.