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Indian boxing mess: State units hold meeting with ad-hoc panel


Shillong :Making another attempt at sorting the administrative mess in Indian boxing, representatives of 18 state units held a meeting with the AIBA ad-hoc committee and the coordination panel to discuss formation of a new federation.

The meeting was also attended by four government units and the draft of a new constitution was circulated to get the observations.

“The observations would be put forwarded to the International Federation (AIBA) within seven days for ratification. We’re trying our best to secure Indian boxers participation in Rio Olympics (in August this year),” chairman of the Sports Ministry-constituted coordination committee Asit Banerjee told PTI.

The next meeting of these stakeholders would be held within three weeks in Kolkata to take the discussions forward.

He further said they are organising two tournaments— All India Youth Championship from February 19-23 in Bhimavaram and Junior and Youth Championship in New Delhi in March.

Banerjee further proposed the hosting of a sub-junior Nationals in Kolkata after the formation of the new federation. The sport is being administered by the ad-hoc committee, which was formed by AIBA after it terminated Boxing India last year.


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