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I don't know about 2019 Asiad bid: Gill

india Updated: Aug 02, 2010 22:34 IST

Sports Minister MS Gill on Monday said he was unaware of any bid for the 2019 Asian Games by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) since his ministry has not yet been approached by the apex body.

Media reports had claimed that Indian Olympic Association (IOA) quietly bid for the 2019 Asiad informing the sports ministry only after the expiry of the June 30 bidding deadline to seek the mandatory government approval.

However, Gill said bidding is a lengthy process and so far nothing has happened.

"I don't know about any bid yet. The Sports Ministry can only have a view if things are done in a system properly. If you want to bid for anything, you have to prepare a lot of documents and you have to have your own council meeting, financial documents, planning documents and have to submit those to the ministry.