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BAI President Verma arrested

New Delhi, Feb 23: Lalit Bhanot and VK Verma, two close aides of Commonwealth Games (CWG) chief organiser Suresh Kalmadi, were arrested Wednesday for irregularities to the tune of Rs.1.07 billion ($23 million) in a contract with a Swiss company for time-keeping equipment during the Oct 3-14, 2010 event, officials said. Continue reading

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The stench of missed opportunities

Do not be fooled by the condolences coming in for LC Gupta, long-time Secretary of the Badminton Association of India (BAI), who passed away on Friday morning aged 79. It’s considered insensitive to denigrate the dead, and most in the badminton community are likely to remain diplomatic. The truth, however, is that a chapter has closed on one of the most inefficient administrators Indian sport has seen. Indian badminton will not be hurt by his absence. Continue reading

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