"First we have to bring in a resolution and then pass it in an executive committee. And to call an executive committee you have to give an advance notice of 15 days," said Nanavati. Earlier this week, Sonowal had assured the IOA full support if they come up with a bid for the 2019 Asian Games despite Ramachandran's claims that the IOA hasn't discussed anything on hosting the Asian Games for the third time. India had in 2007 lost the bid for hosting this year's Asian Games to Incheon, South Korea.
The 2019 Asian Games were originally awarded to Vietnam, who earlier this year pulled out as the host citing financial constraints. Indonesia had offered to host the Games. In fact, in November 2012, the Vietnamese capital city of Hanoi beat Surabaya, Indonesia's second largest city, in the race to host the Asian Games.