Cycling Federation slams Ministry over double standards | Sunday Observer

Cycling Federation slams Ministry over double standards

The Cycling Federation has alleged that the Sports Ministry is treating it differently over an inquiry against them following incidents that took place at the South Asian Games held last December.

An official of the Cycling Federation told the Sunday Observer that the Ministry had treated them not in the same manner as they have treated other sports bodies.

“Sports like cricket, rugby, football or athletics have been given due regards by the Sports Ministry. How did they solve the match fixing allegation on the Cricket World Cup 2011 so quickly,” said the official who did not want to be quoted as he is not authorised to make public comments.

“We have been accused of wrong doing in one event at the South Asian Games last year. We have submitted our explanation to this allegation which the ministry is yet to take up.

“The cricket allegation was solved within three days but our issue has not even begun. Every sports federation must be treated the same way and this is the responsibility of the Sports Ministry,” he added.