The BCCI and public transparency – A review of the Law Commission Report on the applicability of the Right to Information Act

Published 25 May 2018 | Authored by: Nandan Kamath

Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants.1 – Justice Loius D. Brandeis

On 18 April 2018, the Law Commission of India, pursuant to an order by the Supreme Court, issued to the government its report on the applicability of the Right to Information Act, 2005 to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

This article reviews and analyses the report, examining:

  • The background and sequence of events

  • The Law Commission’s recommendations

  • The implications of the Right to Information Act applying to the BCCI

  • Analysis of the Law Commission’s findings

  • Concerns and responses

  • What comes next?

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About the Author

Nandan Kamath

Nandan Kamath

Nandan is Principal Lawyer at LawNK, based in Bangalore, India. His practice specialises in sports, technology and media laws, with clients ranging from international and national sports federations, to leagues, teams, sponsors and athletes.
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