SC turns the heat on sports bodies

SC turns the heat on sports bodies
The Supreme Court on Monday issued a notice to the Union government to respond to a PIL seeking implementation of the Justice R M Lodha committee report on cricket reforms in other sports federations in order to ensure transparency and institutional integrity.

Acting on a PIL by some Arjuna awardee sportsmen, including hockey player Ashok Kumar, and other eminent sportspersons, a three-judge bench presided over by Chief Justice J S Khehar also sought response from Sports Authority of India and Indian Olympic Association.

“The lack of proper regulation for administration of sports is directly conflicting the fundamental rights under Article 19 (1) (g), Article 21 read with Article 14 of various sportspersons of different disciplines in sports,” the petitioners claimed in the PIL they filed.

The petitioners, including Bishan Singh Bedi, Kirti Azad, Ashwini Nachappa and Pravin Thipsa, maintained that the administration of sports in India was “engulfed with political influences and corruption, which ultimately lead to the detriment of the sports concerned and affects the performance of the sportspersons”.

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