In line with the International Olympic Committee not recognising the current IOA dispensation, the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) has also decided that it would not deal with the Abhey Chautala-led officials in preparations for next year's CWG in Scotland. In a letter to IOC member, Randhir Singh, CGF CEO, Mike Hooper, said that the Commonwealth body's recent executive board meeting took the decision to recognise the IOA led by VK Malhotra, who was the acting chief before the controversial Dec 5 polls, which had elected Chautala as president.
"... the CGF will, in accordance with the position taken by the IOC, continue to recognise Mr VK Malhotra as acting president and yourself as secretary-general," Hooper's letter said. Hooper, however, said that the CGF would review its position at its next Board meeting, expected in June.
Govt to seek opinion of NSFs
In a bid to chart out a roadmap to resolve the issue of India's ban by the IOC, the government has decided to seek opinion of the National Sports Federations (NSFs) on the contentious Sports Code.
The decision to seek the opinion of NSFs was taken after a meeting of sports minister Jitendra Singh, sports secretary PK Deb, VK Malhotra and Randhir Singh.