Abhay Singh Chautala to resign if IOC disapproves decision

Updated: Jan 03, 2017, 11:55 IST | PTI |

Embattled Abhay Singh Chautala yesterday offered to relinquish the life presidency of the Indian Olympic Association

Abhay Singh Chautala
Abhay Singh Chautala

New Delhi: Embattled Abhay Singh Chautala yesterday offered to relinquish the life presidency of the Indian Olympic Association, but only if the International Olympic Committee has reservations about his elevation to the position.

Chautala, who has been chargesheeted in a disproportionate assets case, and 2010 CWG corruption scandal tainted Suresh Kalmadi were made Life Presidents at the IOA’s Annual General Meeting in Chennai on December 27, leaving the Sports Ministry fuming.

Chautala said he was ready to to step aside but with a rider that IOA president N Ramachandran should take up the matter with the IOC and he will resign only after the international parent body disapproves of him taking up the honourary position.

"I wish to thank the IOA for nominating me to the ceremonial position of Lifetime President and I have already informed the President IOA that if IOC is not favourably inclined to my taking over after the (IOA) President has had an opportunity of discussing this matter with IOC, I will sacrifice my position in the interest of Indian sports," Chautala said in a statement.

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