Top

AIBA renews ban threat to IBF

AIBA renews ban threat to IBF
Highlights

Indian boxers have been given the go ahead by the AIBA to participate in the October World Championships but the world body has decided to bar them...

New Delhi (PTI): Indian boxers have been given the go ahead by the AIBA to participate in the October World Championships but the world body has decided to bar them from any competition after that if the IBF fails to conduct a re-election by November.

AIBA’s Communication Director Sebastien Gillot said the decision to toughen the stand against the Indian Boxing Federation (IBF) post the World Championships was taken at the world body’s annual meeting last month.
“At its annual meeting held in Korea, the AIBA Executive Committee decided to ask the Indian Boxing Federation (IBF) to organise new elections before November 4, according to the AIBA Statutes and Bylaws as well as to the AIBA election guidelines. It should be monitored by an Electoral Returning Officer,” Gillot said.
“Until such time the above process is completed, the IBF is still provisionally suspended. All its membership rights have been suspended, including the participation of Indian boxers and coaches in any AIBA competition from now on, except for any competition for which an authorisation to participate has already been granted,” he added. The World Championships will take place from October 11 to 27 and trials for the event, which were postponed without any clear reason, are underway here.
Gillot said the Indian Boxing Federation’s Constitution was also recently “revised by AIBA and sent back to the IBF for its comments and approval.” “No communication has been received so far from the IBF,” Gillot said. “By allowing the IBF time to reorganise itself, the AIBA Executive Committee is giving a chance to the Indian Federation to resolve this matter. AIBA sincerely hopes that the IBF will cooperate with us and comply with the Executive Committee decision,” he added.
The IBF was suspended last year with AIBA citing two reasons for the drastic step. The first being India’s suspension from the IOC and other being “possible manipulation” in the IBF elections. The Indian boxers have been allowed to compete internationally so far under the AIBA flag but officials have been completely barred from any event.
Show Full Article
Download The Hans India Android App or iOS App for the Latest update on your phone.
Subscribed Failed...
Subscribed Successfully...
More Stories
Top