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IOA to send Sharan and Sacheti at their own cost

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The has decided to send de Mission Brij and his deputy Sacheti at on its own expense after the questioned the latter's presence in the contingent.

The IOA had named (WFI) Sharan as the CDM with his four deputies being Sacheti, Col Satyavrat Sheoran, and

It is learnt that the had expressed its unhappiness at (BFI) Sacheti's inclusion as one of the four deputy Chefs de Mission as the Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) had recommended registration of a disproportionate assets case against him in 2013 in the wake of the 2010 CWG corruption scandal.

Sacheti worked as in Organising Committee and was one of the aides of former IOA and head of 2010 CWG OC who was jailed and then released on bail.

The IOA, however, refused to budge from its decision and said that it will send the de Mission and his four deputies, besides another seven office staff, on its own cost. It has submitted to the a list of 202 officials from various federations, whose athletes are taking part in for clearance.

"We have submitted a list of 202 officials from various federation to the sports ministry for clearance. We are not submitting the list of our own 12 officials, including CDM and four CDMs, to the ministry. They do not need clearance from the sports ministry and we are sending them to on our cost," said IOA

Asked about Sacheti's inclusion as a deputy de Mission, Mehta said,"We have officially asked Sacheti to furnish in writing what was the actual position and he gave us in writing that there was no case or investigation going on against him by the CVC and we have accepted his explanation."

Another IOA wondered why the government would have reservation about Sacheti only now after being associated with him in various capacities in the past.

"He (Sacheti) was an to a previous SAI DG during in Guwahati in 2016, he was associated with the Lusofonia Games in and recently associated with Games of the Sports Ministry. I don't know what is the problem now if he is made the de Mission of the Asian Games," the said.

The accreditation of all these 12 officials have come and IOA today said during the contingent send-off ceremony that the first batch of the Indian officials will leave for tomorrow. The welcome ceremony of the Indian contingent will be held on August 16.

All the National Olympic Committees under the will get office spaces inside the Games Village and the IOA will have to set up one with own support staff.

However, ahead of in Gold Coast, the Sports Ministry had struck down the name of as Medical Officer of the contingent.

The IOA had then sent a full list of its own officials, including the Chef de Mission and his two deputies.

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First Published: Fri, August 10 2018. 19:25 IST