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AIBA approves IABF's amended constitution

other Updated: Feb 25, 2013 23:48 IST

After the lifting of suspension on Indian boxers, the barred Indian Amateur Boxing Federation has got another shot in the arm with the world body, AIBA, approving its amended constitution. "The amended constitution has been approved and we have sent a copy of it to the Sports Ministry as well," said IABF secretary-general Rajesh Bhandari on Monday.

AIBA had provisionally suspended the IABF last year, asking it to amend its constitution to make it compliant with the AIBA Statute. "The AIBA wanted us to drop the word amateur because we have incorporated the provisions for professional boxing as well. We have also incorporated the age and tenure limitation guidelines which should satisfy the ministry too," he added.

The nominated post of chairman, which is currently occupied by former IABF president Abhay Singh Chautala, has also been removed from the amended constitution. "We want the suspension to be revoked at least from the Ministry's side now. We have adhered to the sports code and have incorporated changes as suggested to us," Bhandari said.

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