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FIFA offers deepest sympathy upon the passing of Vinayak P. Pradhan, deputy chairman of FIFA’s Ethics Committee

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FIFA has offered its deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Vinayak P. Pradhan, deputy chairman of FIFA’s Ethics Committee, who passed away on Sunday 8 March 2020. 

As deputy chairman of FIFA’s Ethics Committee since June 2019, Mr Pradhan made a telling contribution to protecting the safety and well-being of individuals involved in football, and to ensuring greater transparency of ethics proceedings, one of the main FIFA reforms.

He also held the position of director of the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) in a distinguished legal career, which included being named 'Arbitrator of the Year' in 2016 by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in Malaysia. He was also named Commissioner with the United Nations Compensation Commission and Commissioner of the Enforcement Agency lntegrity Commission, and was appointed to numerous national and international prestigious positions.

On behalf of the international football community, FIFA President Gianni Infantino and Secretary-General Fatma Samoura have extended their deepest sympathies in writing to the AIAC.