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‘BCCI would like to be a “beacon” for other sport bodies’

Our Bureau Kolkata | Updated on January 28, 2018

Vinod Rai

 

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) would like to be a “beacon” for other sports administration bodies, Vinod Rai, chief of the Committee of Administrators and former CAG said.

According to him, BCCI is amongst the well-run sports bodies despite the criticism it has drawn over the last two-to-three years.

“We would like the BCCI to be a beacon for other sports and sports administration bodies,” he said during an interactive session organised by the Indian Chamber of Commerce. Instead of a “jugaad” mind-set; a professional approach is a must. “We have just become satisfied with mediocrity,” he said For Rai, attempts are on to get a model in place by which the sports body will be “self sustaining in the future. We cannot deny that the BCCI was a good entity and has been self sustaining. All that we have to now do is get a model in place that will ensure that the administrative body remains self sustaining in the future,” he said.

Women’s IPL

According to the former bureaucrat, the Board is also in talks to have a IPL-type league with women cricketers. “We have set up a committee and in another two-to-three months a report is expected based on which further action will be taken,” Rai maintained.

Published on January 28, 2018

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