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'Arjuna circular sent to BCCI on Jan 27'

June 08, 2012 20:03 IST

The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports on Friday claimed that it sent the Arjuna awards circular and proforma to the Board of Control for Cricket in India on January 27.

A statement from the ministry claimed that SPS Tomar, who is an under-secretary in the sports department, spoke to Dalpat Vandolikar, who is the BCCI's Assistant Manager (Operations), between April 18 to 20, asking him to send nominations, last date for which was April 30.

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"In continuation of earlier facts disclosed, the Ministry would like to confirm that the letters to all the Sports Federations were dispatched to all these organisations/entities including BCCI on 27th Jan, 2012 as recorded by Ministry 's dispatch register for Postal dak- S. No 166 and file no F-4-3/12 -SP IV," read the statement.

"Further, it is reiterated that Shri SPS Tomar, Under Secretary (Sports) spoke to Shri Dalpat Vadolikar, Assistant Manager (Operations) in BCCI, Mumbai between 18-20th April, 2012, asking him to send nominations of BCCI for Arjuna Awards etc expeditiously since the last date for receiving such nominations was drawing to a close on 30th April, 2012," it added.

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