The Sports Minister Jitendra Singh on Thusday backed International Olympic Committee`s decision to stick to its stand on the chargesheet clause and urged the IOA to incorporate the required amendments in its constitution so that the interest of country`s sportspersons do not suffer.
Urging the Indian Olympic Association to sort out its differences with the IOC through negotiations, Sports Minister Jitendra Singh today asked the administrators to put national interest first to ensure that the ban on India is revoked at the earliest.
The Sports Minister Jitendra Singh on Sunday inaugurated a selection trial for the shooters at Sports Authority of India (SAI) centre here and also sanctioned Rs 15 lakh for developing boxing infrastructure in the region.
A day after India was suspended by the International Olympic Committee, Sports Minister Jitendra Singh said he does not have the mandate or the jurisdiction to interfere in the matter but will still try to engage with the IOC to get the ban reversed.
Sports Minister Ajay Maken Wednesday said suspending five domestic players allegedly involved in spot-fixing was not enough and the Indian cricket board needed to do more to get to the root cause of the menacing problem.