A day after the Karnataka High Court ordered upholding the order of District Registrar of Societies, Bengaluru and asked the Billiards and Snooker Federation of India (BSFI) to stop all the election proceedings and conduct fresh elections.
Despite of the order, the BSFI went ahead with its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday and decided that the federation will write a letter to the Sports Ministry informing it of the court order and asking for guidance regarding further actions. The BSFI was amongst the 14 national sports federations which were asked to conduct elections before 31st December 2020 by the Sports Ministry.
The New Indian Express quoted the BSFI acting secretar, Sunil Bajaj as saying, “The routine business was carried out during the AGM. We have also decided to write a letter to the sports ministry informing it about the court order and seek its guidance. We will inform the ministry that we were supposed to announce the newly elected office-bearers, but now it has not been done in the wake of the court order."
It was the president of Karnataka State Billiards Association (KSBA) and star cueist Pankaj Advani’s coach, Arvind Savur who had registered a petition requesting the district registrar to cancel the BSFI elections raising several issues regarding the working of the top federation.