President of Indian Olympic Association Narinder Batra on Wednesday said that he would never like to host any sports tournament in New Delhi. Batra’s flagrant comments came while he was speaking exclusively to NewsX, The Indian Olympic president requested other sports federations of India to never host any tournament in the national capital. Citing his previous dreadful experience in the Delhi, Batra said that the host city of 2010 Commonwealth games has the worst environment for sports and with officials. “I think in my experience in sports, as a sports administrator, the worst state to work with for any sports is Delhi,” Indian Olympic president Narendra Batra said while speaking to NewsX in an exclusive interview.
Calling the national capital a nightmare when it comes to hosting any sporting spectacle, Narinder Batra urged all sports federations of India to never host a tournament in New Delhi. “It’s a nightmare and my message to all the sports federations that never ever come to Delhi to host any tournament. Delhi is the worst state to host sports event, I urge sports federations never come to Delhi to host sports tournament,” the IOA president told NewsX. In December last year, Batra was elected as the new president of Indian Olympic Association (IOA) for a four-year term after an unanimous decision at IOA’s Annual General Meeting in New Delhi.
Before becoming the IOA president, Batra had pledged to take a proposal to the government to host the 2032 Olympics, 2030 Asiad and 2026 CWG. “We should think big but hosting these Games depends on government as they will sanction the funds,” Batra was quoted as saying earlier in one of his press conferences.