Athletics Federation Of India's Election Process Draws Red Flag From India Sports Ministry
India's sports ministry "has issued notice" to the Athletics Federation of India over the election process held in April, according to the IANS. Sports Secretary Pradip Deb said that they "had some doubts and the AFI has been asked to explain." Deb said, "We don’t want to get into the business of suspension. We have issued a show-cause notice to them and have asked them to explain some of the issues in their election process." AFI President Adille Sumariwala said that he had met the sports secretary and had "addressed the issues." Sumariwala: "I have met the sports secretary and have addressed the points raised by the sports ministry. I want to make it clear that the AFI is completely in sync with the sports ministry. We have adopted the sports code in respect to the terms and the age of the office bearers" (IANS, 12/10).