NEW DELHI: About the only constant that sports governance in India can lay claim to is that ad hocism rules and due process is only on paper. What else can explain the Sports Ministry's decision, for the FIFTH TIME, to extend the deadline given to the Indian Golf Union (IGU) to be compliant with the National Sports Code, or face de-recognition.  

It bears noting that the FOURTH deadline set by the Sports Ministry expired on June 30. Under the new revised one, the IGU has until November 8 to comply with the protocol.