Court bars Kalmadi from attending Games opening ceremony

New Delhi: Delhi High Court has dealt a severe blow to Suresh Kalmadi’s proposed visit to London Games opening ceremony and passed a judgment that he cannot leave the country till July 27th and nor can he attend the opening ceremony of the mega event.

The court order says that he cannot attend any game in his official capacity however allowing him to attend a meeting in London of the International Association of Athletics Federations in his individual capacity as a member of the body.

Kalmadi, former chairman of the CWG Organising committee spent over a year in prison due to Games related graft case.

"You say you don't represent India but you are going as a member of Asia Athletic Association which represents the whole of Asia and India is of course a part of it," the court told Kalmadi.

A copy of the court will be sent to the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), which will decide whether Kalmadi can attend its meetings or not.

Kalmadi earlier was allowed by a special CBI court to go to London from July 26th to August 13th, but then a PIL filed by Rahul Mehra seeking the court`s direction to restrain Kalmadi from going to Games on the ground that he is facing trial in a corruption case and should not be allowed to represent the country in an international event.

By Indian Sports News Network