Fresh calls to suspend Suresh Kalmadi from IOA

first_imgThe Clean Sports India (CSI) on Monday demanded the suspension of Suresh Kalmadi , Lalit Bhanot and VK Verma from Indian Olympic Association ( IOA) and hailed the International Olympic Committee ( IOC) for taking a tough stand on the issue.The ethics commission of the IOC has recommended the suspension of the tainted trio from all their functions within the IOA, with immediate effect.”IOA should first suspend the trio at its meeting on October 18 before moving ahead with the elections.”All three should not get a chance to contest the elections as their cases related to Commonwealth Games are still on,” said convener of Clean Sports BVP Rao.”We have been in constant touch with the IOC since the Commonwealth Games scam broke. They were clear on their stand right from day one. They were waiting for IOA to take action against them, but nothing happened,” Rao said.CSI said that it was time that IOA take a tough stand on the issue.Shooter Morad Ali Khan, who is a member of the CSI, said he is not very hopeful that IOA would do anything.”I don’t think IOA will take any step against them. That is how they have been running the sport in the country. It is for the IOC to take some strong measures against IOA now.” CSI had written a letter to IOC asking the world body to keep a close watch on the IOA. ” We request you to keep a close watch on IOA till they implement the recommendation of IOC Ethics Commission.We also thank you for your decision to send an IOC observer for the ensuing election of the IOA.”advertisementlast_img