Sports fraternity irked by IOC's decision to suspend IOA
"Let's wait and watch as things might roll back. May be the govt will intervene and re-election will take place," Karmakar said.
"There is a provision that athletes of banned nations can compete in Olympics under the IOC flag but an athlete will always want to represent his or her country. I feel not only Olympics, other tournaments will also get affected," he said.
"I am not sure whether we would be eligible for world meets which normally are the trials for the Olympics," he added.
Hockey Olympian Gurbux Singh termed episode as a "sad day for Indian sports".
"It was coming, we were heading for it for quite sometime. The worst could have been avoided by holding free and fair elections," he said.
"Not a single NOC can do anything without the government help. Look at China, the government is running the sport there but the IOC can't do anything."
He also lambasted the IOA for creating the whole mess.
"The same IOA officials are there for the last 20 odd years. They don't want to leave the chairs.
"The biggest point is who is the sufferer. Not the government, nor the IOA but the sufferers are the ordinary sportsmen who has the ambition to earn laurels for the country," Gurbux said.
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