Indian Federation Still in Breakdown After President’s Olive Branch

  0 Braden Keith | March 01st, 2017 | Asian Volleyball, International Volleyball, News

The internal strife within the Indian volleyball federation (VFI) still has not been settled, with the latest move being a letter circulated by the President-supporting vaction to membership.

The letter said that the federation that it was prepared to withdraw all legal cases and begin talks with the faction supportive of the organization’s secretary. However, the organization’s secretary Ramavtar Jakhar rejected the letter, saying that everything listed by the president was done for him to “remain in power.”

The feud has led to India holding 2 Junior National competitions this year, and late in 2016, the organization was suspended by the world governing body FIVB. A Central Zone qualifying tournament for the 2018 Women’s World Championships was also removed from India’s hosting schedule by the Asian Volleyball Confederation – who was the driving force behind the suspension.

In February of 2016, over a year ago, the VFI suspended 10 members, including its CEO, executive vice-president, and treasurer, after they were accused of attending an “invalid core meeting” called by executive vice-president. They were accused of trying to sabotage activities of the Indian professional league.

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Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of Braden's first foray into sports journalism came in 2010, when he launched a swimming website called The Swimmers' Circle. Two years later, he joined as a co-founder. Long huge fans of volleyball, when Braden and the SwimSwam partners sought an opportunity to …

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