Sports Minister Vijay Goel keen on including cricket in Sports Code
The BCCI’s acting president CK Khanna refused to make a comment on the same and insisted that the topic will be discussed only when the Sports bill comes into the picture.
Updated - May 10, 2017 8:28 pm
The Indian Sports Minister Vijay Goel has expressed his intent of including the sport of cricket in the country’s Sports Code. It is only a surprising thing to note that the most popular sport of the country is not the part of the official sports code of the country. Now, as per the recent quotes in the Indian Express, Vijay Goel has noted that the BCCI will be presented the Sports Code very soon.
The only reason why the BCCI has not signed the Sports Code yet is that they do not receive any grants from the Indian government for their functioning. Speaking about the same, Vijay Goel noted that the topic of discussion is the cricket board but the sport itself. The government is keen on roping in all the sports in their code.
“The question here is not about BCCI. The question is about including all the sports in the Sports Code as per my belief. As of now, the Sports Code is already in existence and is being followed by the federations. For the final code, I believe as soon as the report will be ready we will propose it in front of the nation,” he quoted.
The BCCI’s acting president CK Khanna refused to make a comment on the same and insisted that the topic will be discussed only when the Sports bill comes into the picture. He also remarked that he has his intentions of inviting the Sports Minister Vijay Goel for the finals of the Indian Premier League this year. He stressed that the matters will be discussed when the ideal time beckons.
“Today, I will not comment about anything else. I am here simply to invite him (Goel) for the IPL final. We will cross the bridge when it comes. There have been no such discussions presently,” he quoted.