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Quraishi quits IOA panel
HT Correspondent/PTI, Hindustan Times
New Delhi, November 17, 2012
First Published: 23:19 IST(17/11/2012)
Last Updated: 23:22 IST(17/11/2012)

The chairman of the three-member Indian Olympic Association election panel, SY Quraishi, resigned on Saturday, leading to postponement of the scrutiny of the nomination forms. Former high court judges, Justice JD Kapoor and Justice VK Bali, are the other two members of the committee.

Due to the resignation, the IOA elections on November 25 could see another postponement. Quraishi, a former chief election commissioner, resigned saying, he didn't want to continue because the IOA had initially accepted the government guidelines on age and tenure, but later backtracked. "My conscience doesn't allow me to continue," he said.

IOA acting president, VK Malhotra, said in a statement that a new chairman would be appointed soon.

India vie for 5th
New Delhi: India bounced back from their quarters defeat against Egypt to overcome Asian rivals Hong Kong 2-0 and earn themselves a play-off for fifth place in the WSF Women's World Team squash championship in Nimes, France.

World No 13 Dipika Pallikal scored a hard-fought victory over Annie Au. The Chennai girl squandered a 2-0 lead before fighting back against the world No. 9 to win 11-5, 11-8, 5-11, 9-11, 11-5 in 53 minutes.

Then, 18-year-old Anaka Alankamony beat Tong Tsz-Wing of Hong Kong 11-5, 11-7, 11-9 to seal victory for her country.


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