The three Indian boxers, who alleged manipulation in the trials for the World Championship, were on Tuesday given time until September 15 to respond to showcause notices issued to them by the Indian Boxing Federation’s disciplinary committee.
The disciplinary panel, comprising IBF vice-presidents ID Nanavati and Mukharjee Nirwan and chairman of the ring officials commission Narottam Singh Rawat, met for the first time here.
The trio of Arjuna awardee Dinesh Kumar (91kg), national champion Dilbag Singh (69kg) and Praveen Kumar (+91kg) have alleged bias and manipulation in the trials for the October 11-27 event in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
“The allegations they have made are extremely serious and to go to the media when the team list was not even officially out is actually a crime in our opinion. They have been issued showcause notices which will be delivered to them either by the national coach (G S Sandhu) or their concerned departments. They have to prove their charges by September 15 or face very strict action,” IBF president Abhishek Matoria said.