Adille Sumariwalla takes over as Indian Olympic Affiliation President

Published:Mar 9, 202410:00
Adille Sumariwalla takes over as Indian Olympic Affiliation President

The Indian Olympic Affiliation has co-opted Adille Sumariwalla because the President of the affiliation until contemporary elections are held, on Saturday.

In a letter addressed to the Worldwide Olympic Committee, Sumariwalla wrote, “ The erstwhile President of the IOA, Dr. Narinder Dhruv Batra, resigned from the publish of President, IOA on August 18 resulting from private causes, which led to a emptiness for the publish of President, IOA. Thereafter, 18 Govt Members out of 31, i.e., majority members, in accordance with Clause 11.1.5 of the IOA Structure, co-opted the undersigned to fill the emptiness for the publish of President, IOA.”

Batra had resigned from IOA and FIH in two separate hand-written notes on July 18. In his letter to the IOA, Batra wrote: “As a consequence of private causes, I submit my resignation from the publish of president for which I used to be elected in 2017. Thanks on your help and steering” 

Batra had ceased to be President of the Indian Olympic Affiliation (IOA) when the Delhi Excessive Court docket, on Could 25, struck down the publish of ‘Life member’ in Hockey India, courtesy which he had contested the IOA elections and gained again in 2017. 

Batra’s IOC membership was linked to the IOA presidency however his resignation from FIH had come as shock since in Could he had mentioned that he needs to deal with his job FIH. 

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