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