Committed to the job
Before taking up a job either in the sporting arena or a federation office, the most important thing is that the person should be fully committed to the task and knows his or her responsibility. Only then can we expect desired results on both fronts. It is only honest commitment that can make a difference.
Why this issue?
Of late, there’s been talk of limiting the tenure of federation officials to a maximum of three terms. I want to ask, why limit the tenure? If the official is doing a good job, he should be allowed to hold the post for as long as he is focussed on the betterment of sport. If he is not performing, he should be shunted out immediately. There is no logic in waiting for him to complete three terms.
As the government funds the federations, it has the right to seek a scrutiny of the federations regularly. After all, it’s public money and someone has to be held accountable for the running of sports bodies.
The writer won bronze at the London Olympics in 60kg freestyle wrestling