India TV Sports desk
New Delhi: Former Sri Lankan captain Arjuna Ranatunga said that BCCI should come under the Right To Information (RTI) act as they are not answerable to anyone,not even to their union sports ministry.
The 49-year-old, who played 93 Tests and 269 ODIs, was addressing the media after a seminar at the FICCi here Sunday.
When asked whether the rise of Twenty20 will lead to India playing lesser number of Test matches in the near future, Ranatunga said, “I think that BCCI should come under the Right To Information (RTI) act as they are not answerable to anyone,not even to their union sports ministry. That's why they do whatever they want. In Sri Lanka, at least we have the right to criticise Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) in parliament and get itcorrected."
The former captain under whose leadership Sri Lanka won the world Cup, feels there was a time when the budding cricketers of Sri Lanka looked upto India for learning the nuances of the game but this can no longer happen due to the advent of Twenty20.
"It's unfortunate that most youngsters only want to play the shorter version for financial gains. Let's be very clear that India won't have any more Sachin Tendulkar or a Sunil Gavaskar. You won't find the elegance of Tiger Pataudi," said Ranatunga.