Sports Current Affairs 2018

Latest Sports Current Affairs 2016 for National and International sports and tournaments, awards, trophies and cups related to cricket, football, tennis and other sports.

Make BCCI public body and bring under RTI: Law Commission

The Law Commission of India (LCI) has recommended to declare Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) as a public body. It also recommended BCCI and its all member cricket associations to be brought under Right to Information (RTI) law regime.

Recommendations of LCI

BCCI’s monopolistic activities, directly and indirectly, affect the fundamental rights of citizens, players, and other functionaries. Private citizen should be able to move highest court against BCCI for any violation of his fundamental rights.

BCCI has been flying under radar of public scrutiny and encouraged environment of opacity and non-accountability. It has created impression in minds of general public that corruption and other forms of malpractices are adversely affecting one of most popular sports played in India.

BCCI should be held accountable, under all circumstances, for any violations of basic human rights of stakeholders. BCCI exercises ‘state-like’ powers in the regulation of cricket, and thus, comes under the definition of ‘state’ under Article 12 of the Constitution.

How can BCCI as an entity permitted as de facto by state to represent country at the international stage. BCCI virtually acts as National Sports Federation (NSF) and Sports Ministry website should explicitly mention BCCI in list of NSFs. This will automatically bring it within the purview of the RTI Act.

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Australia wins 2018 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup

World champions Australia won 27th edition of the Sultan Azlan Shah cup 2018 for record 10th time. In the final match held in Ipoh, Malaysia, Australia defeated defending champion England by narrow 2-1 goal margin. Earlier, in the classification match for third place, Argentina defeated host Malaysia by 3-2 goals.

Azlan Shah Hockey Tournament

It is an annual international men’s field hockey tournament held in Malaysia. It has been named after 9th king of Malaysia and ‘Father of Malaysian Hockey’ Sultan Azlan Shah also avid fan of field hockey. It was established in 1983 as biennial sporting event. It was converted into annual event after 1998, following its growth and popularity. Australia has won prestigious tournament for record 10 times in 1983, 1998, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2018. India had won it 4 times 1985, 1991, 1995, 2009 and shared it in 2010 with South Korea.

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