Indian Tennis Boss Fumes at Reports of Ministry Seeking Resignation

All India Tennis Association President Anil Khanna said he expected the Sports Ministry to communicate with his federation before making sensitive issues public.

updated: October 24, 2014 17:33 IST
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File photo of AITA boss Anil Khanna.


Reacting angrily to media reports that he has been asked to step down by the Sports Ministry, All India Tennis Association President Anil Khanna Friday said he has got no such intimation and insisted that his election to the post was well within the government norms on age and tenure.

In a statement, Khanna said AITA was among the first national federations to follow the government guidelines of ensuring the age and tenure cap for its functionaries.

"It is evident from the guidelines that a cooling off period is required for the re-election to the post of Secretary General or Treasurer if either of that position has been held for eight years. For the post of President, however, no cooling off period is required and the President can hold office for three terms of four years till the age of 70 years," Khanna stated.

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