Comprehensive Sports Bill deferred

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Parliament yesterday adjourned the Botswana National Sports Commission (BNSC) Bill of 2013 for further consultation after MPs expressed some misgivings about it.

The bill, which was presented by the Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture (MYSC) Shaw Kgathi on Tuesday, seeks to repeal and re-enact, with amendments, the Botswana National Sports Council Act, and to establish the sports council under the new name of the Botswana National Sports Commission.

It also provides for the registration of sports associations and provides for doping control.

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