Sports Bill

  • MHA gives nod to draft Prevention of Sporting Fraud Bill April 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry has given its nod to a draft bill that envisages to check spot-fixing and illegal betting in sporting events, and mulls a maximum of five years' imprisonment for such crimes. The draft Prevention of Sporting Fraud Bill, prepared by the Sports Ministry in consultation with the...
  • RTI will apply to BCCI, says Justice Mukul Mudgal July 29, 2013

    New Delhi: The BCCI will have to come under the ambit of Right to Information Act if it wants to use 'India' as its national team's name, Justice Mukul Mudgal, who headed the committee constituted to draft the Sports Development Bill 2013, said Monday. Justice Mudgal said that all the sports...
  • Sports Minister invites comments on draft Sports bill July 22, 2013

    New Delhi: 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. The Union Council of Ministers, Leaders of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha...
  • Mudgal Committee submits Draft Sports Bill to government July 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Setting up of an Appellate Sports Tribunal and a Sports Election Commission and provisions to bar charge-sheeted persons from contesting elections are some of the salient features included in the Draft National Sports Development Bill 2013 which was presented to the government Wednesday. The Draft Bill, prepared by the...
  • IOA blaming Sports Bill for suspension unfortunate: Sports Minister April 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Sports Minister Jitendra Singh expressed disappointment over the Indian Olympic Association holding the Sports bill responsible for the country's suspension from the Olympic movement, terming it as "very, very unfortunate". "I am deeply shocked and upset after reading the contents of the letter. It is delayed tactics. As far...
  • Nitish not in favour of politicians running sports bodies April 2, 2013

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday took exception to politicians and businessmen running sports organisations saying sports persons who should be at the helm of such affairs. Intervening during the speech of Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Sukhda Pandey in favour of the 'Bihar Sports Association Registration, Affiliation...
  • 'Sports Bill is all about government control' January 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Indian 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. "This is all about control (by the government)," Srinivasan said when asked about his views on the Sports Bill. He...
  • Sports Bill: the debate continues November 11, 2011

    The debate for the new Sports Bill is getting hotter as sportspersons and administrators are openly expressing their views. ...
  • New bill can be a turning point for Indian sports: Rathore November 10, 2011

    Olympics silver-medalist shooter Rajvardhan Singh Rathore has backed the Sports Bill as a positive step to improve the sports system in India. ...
  • Indian sports stars voice support for Sports Bill November 10, 2011

    New Delhi: Eminent sports personalities came out in support of the revised National Sports Development Bill on Thursday and criticised the opposing Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and the BCCI, while calling for a healthy debate on the issue. The stars stated that the bill was not only about cricket, but 66...
  • Kapil asks BCCI to accept the Sports Bill November 10, 2011

    New Delhi: Former India captain Kapil Dev favoured the Sports Ministry's move to make BCCI function as a National Sports Federation (NSF), as proposed in the National Sports Development Bill. The BCCI had rejected the bill at its Working Committee meeting in Kolkata on October 29, saying certain aspects of...
  • BCCI stays firm on its stand on Sports Bill November 10, 2011

    New Delhi: Reiterating its stand on the content_cnious Sports Bill, the BCCI said that until and unless its reservations were addressed by the Sports Ministry, the bill was not acceptable to them even in the revised form. BCCI member and IPL governing council chairman Rajeev Shukla made it clear that the...
  • BCCI stays firm on its stand on Sports Bill November 10, 2011

    New Delhi: Reiterating its stand on the contentious Sports Bill, the BCCI said that until and unless its reservations were addressed by the Sports Ministry, the bill was not acceptable to them even in the revised form. BCCI member and IPL governing council chairman Rajeev Shukla made it clear that the...
  • BCCI writes to Sports Ministry on Sports Bill November 4, 2011

    New Delhi: The BCCI, which had rejected the revised Sports Bill last week, on Friday wrote a letter to the Sports Ministry, conveying their strong reservations on various aspects of the controversial bill. The Cricket Board had rejected the bill at its Working Committee meeting in Kolkata on October 29, saying...
  • Newsmaker of the day: Ajay Maken October 17, 2011

    The Indian Sports Minister is hoping to get the revised sports bill a thumbs from all quarters. ...
  • All sporting bodies will be under RTI: Maken October 17, 2011

    New Delhi: Sports Minister Ajay Maken unveiled his new revised Sports Bill on Monday. Hinting at the BCCI's opposition to it, Maken said that the Bill will enhance greater transparency in the functioning of sports federations. He added that sporting bodies which do not want to come under the RTI...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai September 1, 2011

    Catch the day's top stories on India at 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • Won't stop tweeting because of criticism: Omar September 1, 2011

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, whose outspoken views on 'twitter' have been much talked about, on Thursday said he would continue to use the micro-blogging site despite some hostile posts which included personal attacks against him. "Just in case anyone is under the mistaken impression that I've...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai August 31, 2011

    Catch the day's top stories on India at 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • Sports Bill: Maken speaks up; Omar backtracks August 31, 2011

    New Delhi: Some of the top bosses of Indian sports - Sharad Pawar, Farooq Abdullah, CP Joshi, Praful Patel and Vilasrao Deshmukh on Tuesday attended the Cabinet meet on Sports Bill and their unanimous verdict was that the Bill is intrusive, draconian, authoritarian and unjust. Cornered at the Cabinet on Tuesday,...
  • Maken slams BCCI for refusing to come under RTI August 31, 2011

    New Delhi: Sports Minister Ajay Maken on Wednesday directly attacked the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for refusing to come under the Right to Information (RTI) Act. Maken said that the board gets tax exemptions and land, and therefore is accountable to the people. Ajay Maken lashed out...
  • Sports Bill: Omar deletes tweet slamming Farooq August 31, 2011

    New Delhi: As India debates whether the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) should come under the Right to Information (RTI) Act, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah removed his tweet slamming his father Farooq Abdullah for participating in Cabinet discussions even though he heads a sports...
  • Sports Bill rejected: did BCCI flex its muscle? August 31, 2011

    New Delhi: The Cabinet on Tuesday rejected the Sports Bill which sought to regulate the operations of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and other sports bodies. Ajay maken's dream project has fallen through atleast for now - Sharad Pawar and Farooq Abdullah amongst its chief critics....
  • India @ 9 with Veeraraghav and Smitha Nair August 30, 2011

    Catch the day's top stories on India at 9 with Veeraraghav and Smitha Nair. ...
  • Sports Bill not cleared by Cabinet August 31, 2011

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Tuesday decided not to table the National Sports Development Bill in this session of Parliament and asked the Sports Ministry to prepare another draft. Sports Minister Ajay Maken has been asked to rework the Sports Bill, after a number of ministers raised objections at the...
  • New Sports Bill to curb BCCI's powers? August 30, 2011

    New Delhi: The Cabinet will take up a new Sports Bill on Tuesday, the proposed law will bring the richest sport body in the country - the Board of Control for cricket (BCCI) under government control. India won the world cup 2011 - a feat which ensured that the BCCI continues...
  • Cabinet to discuss new Sports Bill today August 30, 2011

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet will discuss the new Sports Bill on Tuesday. The Sports ministry's new Bill, looking at functioning of different sporting bodies, is to be brought up before the Cabinet on Tuesday. Cricket as a sport is also being included in the new Sports Bill. This will be...