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Govt. constitutes panel to draft National Sports Development Code

Former Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra, legendary badminton player Prakash Padukone and athlete Anju Bobby George are a part of the nine-member government panel formed to make recommendations for bringing out a comprehensive National Sports Development Code across all disciplines.

The committee will be headed by Sports Secretary Injeti Srinivas and will study issues related to sports governance, including court judgments and best international practices.

International hockey federation (FIH) president Narinder Batra, gymnast Dipa Karmakar’s coach Bishweshwar Nandi, lawyer Nandan Kamath and The Hindu sports journalist Vijay Lokapally are also a part of the committee. The Joint Secretary Sports (MYAS) is the ninth member.

A PIB release states: “The Government has decided to constitute the Committee to study the existing sports governance frame work, issues relating to sports governance in the country, recent developments related to sports governance, including court judgments & international best practices and make recommendations onbringing out a comprehensive National Sports Development Code across sports disciplines.”

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