FIVB letter puts VFI faction in a fix

The volleyball world body FIVB wants the Volleyball Federation of India to conduct elections in July, leaving the faction led by secretary-general Ramavtar Singh Jakhar in a fix.

FIVB’s representatives will meet India in June.   -  Getty Images (Representational Image)

With the world body (FIVB) reiterating its position in asking the Volleyball Federation of India to conduct elections (for 2017-21) in July, the Volleyball Federation of India (VFI) faction led by secretary-general Ramavtar Singh Jakhar is in a fix.

FIVB has also said that it will send its representative to India in June. The FIVB letter says: “It is [our] understanding that the election results released on April 27 merely dealt with provisional elections...to fill positions until the conclusion of the terms in 2017. The determination of president is still pending. Consequently elections must be conducted in 2017.”

Jakhar said: “After the Delhi High Court recently permitted the release of election results, I was elected secretary. Now if we go ahead with the elections, will it not be contempt of court?”

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