Ministry welcomes IOC invitation

  • Agencies, Mumbai
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  • Updated: Mar 08, 2013 23:26 IST

India has welcomed the IOC's invitation to attend a meeting at its headquarters in Switzerland and sees it as a positive step towards its return to the Olympic fold, a top government official said on Friday.

The IOC banned the country after refusing to recognise the results of Indian Olympic Association (IOA) elections held on Dec. 5, which led to a tainted official being named as its new secretary general, because of government interference.

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 meet
New 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.

 

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