Kunnathunad MLA Srinijan cites non-payment of rent by Kerala Blasters reason for closing the gate; the sports minister intervenes to solve the issue
Within hours of Mercy Kuttan's resignation, the state government issued an order appointing former Indian football captain U Sharaf Ali as the new president of the KSSC.
The government has also asked the standing committee members to quit, reported Manorama News.
The Kerala State Sports Council has decided to go ahead with the college meet, unconcerned about the safety and wellbeing of young athletes.
The 52-year-old was one of the earliest players in Kerala and the first female football coach in the state.
Until recently, Bineesh Balan's family were of the belief that he was going out for practice.
Officials had been claiming that all the equipment were handed over to the Kerala State Sports Council (KSSC) as per a government order once the Games was over.
Government sources confirmed that the General Administration Department had already released the amount to the council.
However, the decision to limit the number of fresh seats to 227 this year will stay.
A proposal has been made to expel as many as 231 existing students on the grounds of poor performance.