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Central Information Commission (CIC) opposes UK-era logo for BCCI

Central Information Commission (CIC) opposes UK-era logo for BCCI
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Why is the Indian cricket team still using the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) logo which resembles \'Star of India\' honour given by the British to their favourite princes in colonial times?

New Delhi: Why is the Indian cricket team still using the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) logo which resembles 'Star of India' honour given by the British to their favourite princes in colonial times?

This is a poser by the Central Information Commission (CIC) to the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) and the ministries of sports and law.The Commission said the symbol of the BCCI is similar to the representation of the star of the order on the mantle of British Raj.

"After the First War of Indian Independence in 1857, to consolidate its sovereignty over India, the British Crown created a new order of knighthood to honour loyal Indian princes. No such honours were given after 1948. Did anybody notice that the BCCI is still hanging on to this colonial legacy, 'symbolically', and our team flags this logo even today," the CIC asked.

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