AIBA provisionally suspends Boxing India, says it can’t conduct election and organize events

first_imgThe International Boxing Association (AIBA) on Monday cleared Boxing India’s (BI) status, provisionally suspending it in a mail sent to Kishen Narsi, chairman of the world body-appointed ad hoc committee in India.AIBA legal director Cliodhna Guy, who was also the observer during the BI’s election last September, wrote, “Can you please confirm if Mr. Meren Paul (BI’s interim president) and other individuals involved in boxing have been advised of the AIBA’s instructions regarding organisation of elections? In addition have they been advised that any competition held by them is unsanctioned due to the current status of Boxing India as provisionally suspended?”On Monday evening, Narsi informed about AIBA’s decision to people in the boxing fraternity in India. Narsi wrote in his mail, “This is to inform all the stakeholders of Indian boxing fraternity that AIBA has provisionally suspended Boxing India and it has instructed the ad hoc committee to handle issues related to calling a meeting of all stakeholders, and taking steps ahead, including ?holding fresh elections, to streamline stalled Indian boxing operations asap.”The mail further says, “In this regard, please be informed that AIBA ad hoc committee plans to meet in next two weeks or so and will intimate the Indian boxing family of the way forward on the lines suggested and reco?mmended by AIBA for further handling of governing body operations.”AIBA appointed a five-member ad hoc committee to run boxing in India in June, but the world body didn’t say anything categorically about the status of the then national body – BI. It emboldened BI members to hold meetings. They held an executive council meeting in Guwahati early this month. During the meeting, they announced the dates for the senior men’s and women’s national championships, and appointed Rakesh Thakran as its acting secretary general.advertisementAIBA’s decision to provisionally suspend BI came just two days later after the latter had announced the date for its annual general meeting on October 3. The BI in its mail sent to affiliated units had invited bids for the junior national championships and also announced date for election for posts of president and secretary general which were vacant since May 3 when both were removed in a no-confidence motion. Activities on such large scale by BI left people in fraternity confused as it was not which was the main body of boxing in India. Through its mail on Monday, the world body has cleared that confusion. provisionally suspends Boxing India, says it can’t conduct election and organize eventslast_img read more