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IOA, sports ministry Behave with us like ‘Servants’ at Rio 2016: Golfer SSP Chawrasia

Both Chawrasia and fellow participant Anirban Lahiri area unit nonetheless to receive the allotted quantity from the Sports ministry.


Kolkata: High Indian golf player SSP Chawrasia has lashed out at the Indian Olympic Association and Sports ministry for not nonetheless receiving the total quantity of secure Rs thirty hundred thousand earmarked as preparative cash for the Rio Olympic Games.

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Both Chawrasia and fellow participant Anirban Lahiri area unit nonetheless to receive the allotted quantity from the Sports ministry.

A livid Chawrasia termed the shoddy treatment by IOA officers at the Rio Games as if they were “servants”.

It has been four months and that they have had many paperworks done however Lahiri, a winner of sixteen titles round the world, wasn’t even paid a penny, whereas Chawrasia himself managed to induce Rs 5.5 lakh thus far, Chawrasia told reporters.

“I have the letter wherever they secure to reimburse up to Rs 30 lakh. However post-Rio we’re told that the quantity is reduced to Rs 15 lakh,” treated Chawrasia, who won the Hero Indian Open and Resorts World Manila Masters this year.

Asked concerning atrocious expertise at Rio, Chawrasia ventilated his ire at IOA officers.

“There was no correct arrangement right from vehicle arrangement. it had been state change cold and unbroken descending and that they didn’t even prepare an umbrella or waterproof for us. they might behave as if they were ‘maalik’ (owners) and that we were their ‘naukars’ (servants),” Chawrasia claimed.

“We were asked to attend at the field for four hours for a vehicle and Lahiri came on his own. We tend to were feeling thus unhealthy. Currently we are going to debate before representing India at Olympic Games. We do not wish to continue harping on this subject as we wish to target the more durable assignments ahead,” he added.

Highlighting the payment issue, he same the sports ministry during a written language had secure the quantity of Rs 30 lakh towards their expense incurred in Rio and conjointly for the employment camps they attended within the build-up to the Olympic Games.

“Lahiri has not got something however and was told that he has lost the point in time to submit the papers. It’s solely thanks to an exponent of mine, who created rounds of the workplace in city for many days to submit the bills, that I might get Rs 5.5 lakh.”

Chawrasia but same there is a ray of hope as a number of days back was an e-mail that has return from the ministry asking him to submit the main points once more.

“I hope it’s sorted currently,” he signed off.

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