N Sreenivasan's brother Ramachandran set to be elected as IOA president
World Squash Federation (WSF) president N Ramachandran is all set to be elected unopposed on Sunday as the president of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA)
New Delhi: World Squash Federation (WSF) president N Ramachandran is all set to be elected unopposed on Sunday as the president of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA).
Kho Kho Federation of India (KKFI) president Rajeev Mehta and All India Tennis Association (AITA) president Anil Khanna will also be elected unopposed as the secretary general and treasurer.
Most of the candidates for the IOA posts will be unanimously chosen as both the Abhay Chautala and the Randhir Singh group finally worked out a consensual list of candidates in January.
But a contest could not be avoided for the post of vice-president where nine candidates have filed nominations for eight posts.
India set for Olympic return
The polls may finally pave the way for India's return to the Olympic fold since it was suspended by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in December 2012 over its controversial elections.
The polls will be conducted in the presence of three IOC observers — IOC director of National Olympic Committees (NOC) relations Pere Miro, IOC Ethics Commission member Francisco J Elizalde and Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) director General Husain Al Musallam.
Ramachandran is a former Squash Rackets Federation of India (SRFI) secretary general and also the brother of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) supremo N Srinivasan. He was elected treasurer in 2012 before the IOA was suspended.
On the other hand, Mehta is also a Hockey India (HI) associate vice-president while Khanna, in the past, has also been the IOA treasurer and had resigned during the 2010 CWG.