Bringing BCCI under NADA is a big achievement for me: Sports minister Kiren Rijiju

Bringing BCCI under NADA is a big achievement for me: Sports minister Kiren Rijiju

08/27/2019
Bringing BCCI under NADA is a big achievement for me: Sports minister Kiren Rijiju
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Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Monday said bringing the BCCI under the ambit of National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) is one of his biggest achievements since assuming his new office three months ago.

The BCCI was earlier this month forced to come under NADA's ambit, a landmark development that has opened up the possibility of the cricket board becoming a National Sports Federation (NSF) as per government norms.

Asked whether it was one of the biggest achievements of his tenure as sports minister, he responded in the positive.

"Definitely," he said.

"BCCI is the governing body of cricket and cricket is also a sport. So, all the sports law and sports provisions prevalent in the country is applicable to it. So failing to implement the law cannot be taken forward in a logical way," he told PTI in an exclusive interview.

"But I am very particular that every sport, every game and every player in this country is equal.

"It was a natural course of action and it's good that it happened, otherwise it would sound little vague that only one game is outside the ambit of the sports rules," he added.


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