Cricketnext editor Jamie Alter joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the IPL play-offs and the shadow of spot-fixing.
Q. Hi Jamie,Let it be regulated under Govt of India. Your views. Asked by: Samuel
A. Hi Samuel, I'm no legal expert by any standard but I will say that I believe the IPL should come under the RTI Act. According to section 2(h) of this, even a non-government organisation comes under the ambit of the transparency law if it is substantially financed, 'directly or indirectly' by funds provided by the appropriate government. This is what Ajay Maken had been pushing for when he was Sports Minister because... and here I quote: 'The BCCI gets substantial indirect funding from the government in the form of revenue forgo like concessions in income tax, customs duty, etc and land at concessional rates for stadiums." I concur....more
05:23 PM, May 20, 2013