The Association of India Universities (AIU) has ruled that two students - a shooter and tennis player - are not eligible to represent India at the World University Games (WUG), to be held in Shenzhen, China, from August 12.
An AIU official told Hindustan Times on Wednesday that Nikhil (shooting) and Chandril Sood (tennis) could not represent the country in the multi-discipline event.
On their part, the duo had alleged that the selection procedure had been manipulated by the AIU, and as a result, they had been overlooked.
"To look into the matter, a five-member panel was constituted and the minutes of Wednesday's meeting will be sent to the sports ministry," said the official.
The ministry is yet to clear the 70-member squad as the necessary travel documents are still being processed by the AIU, as reported by Hindustan Times.
"I hope the issue doesn't drag," said Kawaljeet Singh, director, sports, Guru Nanak Dev University (Punjab), and a member of the panel.
The disciplines at the WUG include shooting, tennis, athletics, archery, badminton and swimming.