AITA amends structure: Changes voting sample to fall in keeping with Sports Code

New Delhi, July 28

In main constitutional modification, nationwide tennis federation AITA has carried out away with the weighted voting technique aside from abolishing the posts of life president and life vice-president to turn into Sports Code compliant.

The All India Tennis Association (AITA) has additionally elevated the variety of be a part of secretaries to 4 from two.

The tennis physique authorized the adjustments at its Special General Body assembly (SGM) held nearly on Monday.

“We have to follow the government guidelines and the sports code. We used to follow the ITF method of voting because they are the parent body but the government wants to bring uniformity and we are fine with that,” stated AITA secretary basic Hironmoy Chatterjee.

Following the International Tennis Federation’s technique of differential voting, the AITA had given the performing states extra variety of votes, which meant that associations like MSLTA, KSLTA and TNTA had extra say when it got here to elections. 

In weighted voting completely different voters are given completely different weightage. Like in ITF, Grand Slam nations have extra votes than different nations.

The main motive for Anil Khanna’s defeat on the ITF president’s elections was weighted voting sample. Though, he had assist from many countries nevertheless it didn’t matter as a result of votes of main nations just like the USA, Australia, France and England had extra worth and he didn’t get these votes.

The most lively Maharashtra Lawn Tennis Association (MSLTA), which conducts numerous worldwide tournaments aside from developmental actions all year long, had about 20 votes in weighted voting sample.

It conducts nation’s solely ATP 250 occasion aside from one ATP Challenger, WTA occasions and numerous ITF Futures.

Similarly, the Tamil Nadu Tennis Association (TNTA), Karnataka State Lawn Tennis Association (KSLTA) conduct ATP Challengers, essential for the nation’s high gamers striving to crack top-100 bracket. 

DLTA, which holds Fenesta Nationals however has stopped internet hosting the Challenger for not with the ability to prepare sponsorship cash, additionally had numerous votes.

Now that the AITA has adopted one-vote-one-state system, it places all full members at equal pedestal although many main associations (like Punjab and Bengal) don’t host numerous tournaments.

The AITA has 28 full members with voting rights.

There are a number of institutional/affiliate members, like Association of Indian Universities and International Lawn Tennis Club of India, which don’t have voting rights.

 After the Sports Ministry dominated that the submit of life president was in violation of the Sports Code, AITA was pressured to take away Anil Khanna and former External Affairs Ministers Yashwant Sinha and SM Krishna from the place.

The Ministry issued a letter on this regard to the AITA in March and the federation had agreed to abolish the posts.

“We have also removed all life posts so that there is no area where they can say we have not followed the Sports Code. We do not want to confront the government,” he added.

AITA had eight life vice-presidents, together with former Davis Cup captains Jaideep Mukhejea and Naresh Kumar.

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