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IWF decides to abide by Sports Ministry age, tenure guidelines

New Delhi: Indian Weightlifting Federation
is set to become the second national sports body after All
India Tennis Association to declare its adherence to the age
and tenure limitation guidelines of the government.

The IWF President Birendra Prasad Baishya today sent a
letter to Sports Minister M S Gill informing that the
government guidelines issued in May will be placed before its
General Body meeting for approval.

"We are going to place the age and tenure limitation
guidelines of Sports Ministry issued on May 1 before the GB
meeting to be called shortly for approval," a top IWF official
told reporters.

"This letter is a follow up of the written assurance
given to Mr Gill by Mr Baishya a few days ago," the source
added.

All India Tennis Association had recently declared that
it will abide by the age and tenure limitation guidelines of
the Sports Ministry.

Cash-strapped IWF had asked the Sports Ministry to give
interest-free loan of Rs 1 crore so that it can pay before
August 31 deadline the USD 3,75,000 fine to International
Weightlifting Federation after six Indian lifters flunked dope
tests last year.

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