Anil Khanna Refused AITA- President Offer

Editorials News | Nov-08-2016

Anil Khanna Refused AITA- President Offer

The news is coming all the way from tennis association. A well known name of sports administration, Anil Khanna has refused the offer from AITA. All India Tennis Association (AITA) has offered him a post of President for the second time. However he refused the offer.

Anil Khanna was selected President for a second term 2012-16) at AITA's AGM in Indore on September 3 but he had refused the post. As per the reports the tussle between AITA and the Sports Ministry is running since Khanna first became President in 2012. Before the incidence Khanna has served two successive terms as Secretary General.

As per the Government, Khanna had not done a four-year cooling off time before being selected as President. Additionally the government also added that Anil did not look for re-election as Secretary-General. There were no instructions that a Secretary-General cannot become President without serving cooling-off period, said the tennis association. However, the ministry stuck to its stand and the AITA has de-recognized.




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