Be Transparent and Accountable: SC to BCCI
The Supreme Court said on Monday that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) was not a private entity and as a trustee of the popular game, it has to function in a transparent manner and be accountable like any other public body. “You are not a private entity. You are accountable and answerable. You are expected to act in a manner expected of a public body. You are a trustee of a game, all your activities must inspire confidence,” the apex court bench of Chief Justice TS Thakur and Justice Fakkir Mohamed Ibrahim Kalifulla said. “You are behaving that we will not let any change or reforms, unless you all (the constituents of the BCCI) come together and decide to reform,” the bench said, asking, “how can you (BCCI) object to the laudable objective of bringing transparency, objectivity and accountability in the working and functioning” of the apex cricketing body.