‘Misgovernance in NSFs won’t be tolerated’

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 27 Sep 2017 09:43:50



SPORTS Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Tuesday issued a stern warning to National Sports Federations (NSFs), saying there would be zero tolerance for Misgovernance.
Rathore said there cannot be any alternative to the core principles of governance in sports.

“65 per cent of India’s population is below 35. It is our Prime Minister’s vision to promote sporting culture in the country. So there would be zero tolerance in terms of Misgovernance in sports,” Rathore said in his address while inaugurating the ‘National Workshop on Sports for All’ here.
“The federations will have to think beyond their turf’s. There would be massive amount of transparency in terms of team selection, results. Everything has to be open and sharing,” he added.

Strong reasons behind Davinder’s exclusion from TOPS: Injeti SPORTS Secretary Injeti Srinivas on Tuesday made it clear that merit is the sole criteria for including individual athletes in the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) and there were strong reasons behind javelin thrower Davinder Singh Kang’s exclusion from the list.

Davinder, who became the first Indian javelin thrower to make the final of the World Championships in London last month, expressed his disappointment over his exclusion from the TOPS list and had even considered moving to Italy.
But Injeti, who is also the Director General of Sports Authority of India, refused to pay attention to Davinder’s agitation’s. “The decision of individual athlete’s inclusion in TOPS is decided purely on merit,” he told PTI.
on the sidelines of ‘National Workshop on Sports for All’ here.