NEW DELHI, April 18: The All India Tennis Association (AITA) has agreed to abolish honorary posts of Life President, Life Vice President and Life Counsellor on the direction of the Sports Ministry, which termed the creation of such posts as violation of the National Sports Code.
The decision means that senior sports administrator Anil Khanna and former external affairs ministers SM Krishna and Yashwant Sinha cannot remain with the federation as Life Presidents.
The ministry�s decision also affects eight people including former Davis Cup captains Jaideep Mukhejea and Naresh Kumar, who held the post of Life Vice President.
The six other Life Vice Presidents are DV Bhatia, Ghanshyam Patel, Narendra Kumar, Natwar Singh, Bollywood actor-turned politician Shatrughan Sinha and Yusuf Hamied TD Franics held the post of Life Counsellor. � PTI