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Suspense continues over Asian Games contingent announcement

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Ministry continued its with regards to size of the Indian contingent for the as suspense prevailed over its announcement.

The Games begin in and in less than 10 days but the Indian contingent is yet to be known officially.

After much changing and chopping, the (IOA submitted a list of 575 athletes and 213 officials to the Ministry on Monday. The ministry is yet to make the final clearance and is continuing its on the final official list.

"It may take a day or two to give the final clearance of the contingent," a source from the ministry said.

The IOA has announced a send-off ceremony on August 10 and it is likely that the official list is cleared by the ministry by that time.

It is learnt that the Ministry is not happy with the naming of as one of the four deputy Chefs de Mission of the Indian contingent.

In 2013, the (CVC) has recommended registration of a disproportionate assets case against Sacheti in the wake of the 2010 CWG corruption scandal. He worked as in Organising Committee.

He was one of the aides of former IOA and of 2010 who was jailed and then released on bail.

The IOA, it is learnt, is unlikely to budge from its position and is mulling over sending Sacheti to for the Games at its own cost if the Ministry refuses to clear him.

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First Published: Wed, August 08 2018. 21:20 IST