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WFI suspends 15 junior grapplers for one year citing `indiscipline`

Sasha Madyarchyk of England (front L) grapples with Bajrang Bajrang of India (front R) during their men's freestyle 61kg wrestling match, as Jill Gallays of Canada (back L) tussles with Odunayo Adekuoroye of Nigeria during their women's freestyle 53kg quarter-final at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, July 30, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Noble (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT WRESTLING TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

New Delhi: The Wrestling Federation of India has suspended 15 junior grapplers for a year over disciplinary grounds.

Confirming the news, WFI assistant secretary Vinod Tomar told ANI that coaches informed them that wrestlers were not disciplined before the president took the final call.

Tomar further said that these wrestlers were served showcause notice on Thursday, adding that the punishment would send the message that the federation has stern rules. (ANI)