PK Deb, the secretary of the sports ministry, was optimistic that the request for talks with the sports minister might lead to a quick end to the impasse.
Top cueists gear up for north zone meetNew Delhi: India's top cueists, including Sourav Kothari and Dhruv Sitwala, will be seen in action in the RKG Snooker
Masters North Zone championship, begining in Mumbai on Saturday.
Apart from the duo, another notable cueists Rafath Habib, Sumit Talwar, Anuj Uppal and Dharminder Lilly will look to reign supreme at the Megapool Snooker Academy in Dwarka.
The event is a build-up to the RKG-Khar Gymkhana Snooker Masters 2013, India's biggest Pro-Am Snooker tournament, from May 6 to 13 in Mumbai.