The International Olympic Committee on Saturday made it clear that its directive to elect just 19 members with voting rights in the Executive Council of the Indian Olympic Association should be implemented in the upcoming elections proposed to be held next month.

In a letter written to Indian officials in reply to IOA’s objections regarding the barring of charge-sheeted persons from contesting elections, the IOC said that the directive to prune down the size of Executive Council spelt out in the revised draft would come into effect from the upcoming polls.

“Please refer to IOC comments in revised draft circulated by the IOC on Friday. This shall be applicable with immediate effect (i.e. for these elections),” the IOC saidin the letter written by IOC Director General Christophe De Kepper. — PTI

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