Thiruvananthapuram: T P Dasan has been appointed the president of the State Sports Council. Former athlete Mercy Kuttan is the vice-president. Other members of the council are M R Ranjith, K C Lekha, George Thomas, I T Manoj, O K Vineeth, D Vijayakumar, and S Rajeev.
T P Dasan's appointment follows the resignation of Olympian Anju Bobby George as Sports Council chief.
Dasan, who was the State Sports Council president during the rule of the previous LDF government, had faced allegations of corruption in connection with the sports lottery scheme. Anju Bobby George, who had stepped down after facing corruption charges, and former Sports Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan had criticised the LDF government over considering T P Dasan for the post.