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4.30 pm Jun 03, 2013

Should the fate of Indian cricket be decided by a cozy little club called BCCI?

The IPL spot-fixing saga has brought out the muck that runs through cricket administration in India, the franchise owners, etc. Talk to Cricketnext founder Sanjay Jha about whether the time has come to take Indian cricket out of the hands of BCCI.
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  • Mr. Jha dont you think you are unfair when your don't criticize Rajeev Shukla. Isn't it unfair as a cricket enthusiast. Asked by: karan
  • Sanjay Jha I welcomed Mr. Shukla's resignation. I have not compromised on my views because of extraneous reasons
  • the RTI can not embrace the BCCI since the bcci is out and out a private organisation. that is why i argue that it should be monitored by some effective mechanism.and that takes care of the RTI.Let the government enact a law towards this. Asked by: S.PURUSHOTHAMAN
  • Sanjay Jha Its not true as BCCI uses public services from the government like land, security, duty exemptions, etc.
  • Is the BCCI akin to AliBaba + 40 thieves? Asked by: Prabhu
  • Cant government intervene, and scrap current BCCI and give complete administration to strong people who are really interested in sports Asked by: K SRINIVAS
  • Sanjay Jha The Sports Bill has an excellent blue print for the future.
  • In a democratic set up like ours where emotions only rule and any intellectual analysis is not favored, there shoud be a mechanism to monitor effectively.Bringing the BCCI under govt control is not good for sports Asked by: S.PURUSHOTHAMAN
  • Sanjay Jha Not under government control, but under the RTI is a must.
  • The fate of INDIA itself is in almost same situation as BCCI.Would that make INDIA to be handed over to some one else ? Asked by: sundar1950in
  • Sanjay Jha India is doing great, despite some challenges we need to overcome. Even BCCI will improve with better transparency.
  • Whether BCCI has become a launch pad for politician or Politicians are using BCCI to cover up their ill gotten wealth ? Asked by: Suhas M
  • Sanjay Jha Basically, BCCI has become greedy and money obsessed.
  • Cricket in INDIA had been developed by BCCI. Why should it be now taken over by OTHERS? Asked by: sundar1950in
  • Sanjay Jha Simply because, BCCI has become unprofessional and unethical.
  • In order that the members of the BCCI behave in a manner that will control the players and earn fair name for the game, I am of the view that the cricket loving public must boycott the game and also the players Asked by: JAYARAMAN V S
  • Sanjay Jha The game is great and we should support it with even greater passion. What we need to correct is governance.
  • The so called cricket greats are keeping silent when whole of India is worried about the damage done spot fixing and subsequent saga Srinivasan resignation. Why are Gavaskar, Ravi Shatri, Sachin Tendulkar, and Navjot Sidhu keeping silent spoken very little on the topic Asked by: Suhas M
  • Sanjay Jha All great crickiters, past and present, seem to be happy with the riches provided to them by BCCI.
  • Why is govt still keeping quiet? Why cant it reign in and take some steps?Why cant it be bought under RTI? Asked by: HariRam
  • Sanjay Jha Absolutely correct to bring BCCI under RTI.
  • Why this out dated Syndicate like BCCI be dissolved and new arrangement be made. The structure of BCCI is not in line with present form of Govt we have in India. Asked by: Suhas M
  • Sanjay Jha I agree with you.
  • Unfortunately BCCI has become too big for its boots due to financial clout it enjoys due to the largesse of the Indian Fan. The Govt of India should make BCCI a Quasi Government body similar to the lines of SAI. With so much revenues to be earned, the Govt can improve the sports facilities and also other amenities. What say? Asked by: Karthik
  • Sanjay Jha BCCI should be made into a public body, accountable to the government.
  • The Club has to be cleaned,by it's own members. The BCCI is run like a corporate generating revenue to tax authorities. If any wrongs happen legal process should follow. Why is media on a witch hunt for a single soul of the BCCI / Will that clean up the mess of our society ?? Asked by: sundar1950in
  • Sanjay Jha BCCI reflects collective failure of several people who are crony capitalists.
  • BCCI needs strengthening and not being put on someone else's lap. Why is the Board needing so many politician's in it ? By no means they are in their for the love of the game. Will BCCI get cleaned if these persons move out ?? Asked by: sundar1950in
  • Sanjay Jha The sports Development Bill is an excellent way to regulate BCCI. We need to bring it under the RTI Act.
  • Board of Continuing Controversies in India -Is all related to money.From TV rights,to sports journalism to match & spot fixing. All Sums up to the heavy sums available there. Has ED or IT departments exercised due supervision of the BCCI ,players,owners accounts and acted swift ?? Asked by: sundar1950in
  • Sanjay Jha The franchise owners are a law unto themselves.
  • Ball tampering by John Lever in Chennai test,Suspect action of bowlers under scrutiny, Hansie Cronje affair, Fixers fixed in Britain,Indian captain and others banned for life, World cup accounts improper handling and so on the game has had and will continue to have aberrations. Individuals concerned when proven guilty need punishment and BCCI ti clean up itself. Why the suggestion for liquidation of BCCI now ?? Asked by: sundar1950in
  • Sanjay Jha BCCI is a victim of arrogance and autocratic attitude.
  • There are two views: Indian cricket is doing well now. Is it because of a good set of cricketers or is it credit to the adminstrators. Asked by: Narayan
  • Sanjay Jha Frankly both, although the crickiters are the real performers.
  • Coming from Hamara Con-gress how would you even qualify for a unbiased debate on this forum? Asked by: Dave
  • Sanjay Jha You are biased. In sports, I have always advocated minimum politics
  • Hi Sanjay - Why this only now ?.It was ruled Mumbai club..then Kolkatta took over..now its chennai's turn..but in this case, Srinivasan is yet to be proven of guilt !..Worst come worst,next election could have sealed his fate..BCCI the lone sports body making money as well as delivering performance unlike the Sport authority of indian..we all know wat happened in CWG.. Asked by: Paresh UAE
  • Sanjay Jha We need to govern BCCI by making it into a public body

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