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WFI rules out taking back dope-tainted wrestlers

The four dope-tainted wrestlers who were earlier named in the Commonwealth Games squad only to be replaced later will not be taken back even if NADA's Disciplinary Panel lifts their provisional suspension, Wrestling Federation of India said on Monday.

other Updated: Sep 28, 2010 00:33 IST

The four dope-tainted wrestlers who were earlier named in the Commonwealth Games squad only to be replaced later will not be taken back even if NADA's Disciplinary Panel lifts their provisional suspension, Wrestling Federation of India said on Monday.

WFI President G S Mander told PTI that four of the six wrestlers who had tested positive for methylhexaneamine - Rajiv Tomar, Sumit, Mausam Khatri and Gursharanpreet Kaur - will not be able to take part in the CWG despite the lifting of the provisional suspension on them. They had already announced replacement of the four wrestlers.

"It was an unanimous decision of the selection committee. How can we include them in the squad when some substance was found in their samples?” Mander asked.

Meanwhile, Swimming Federation of India said it will call a meeting of its selection committee in the next two days to decide on whether the two dope-tainted swimmers Richa Misra and Jyotsana Pansare should be taken back. “We have already named the replacements for the two. But with the new development we are convening a meeting of the selection committee tomorrow or in the next two days. It will decided whether to take back the two swimmers,” SFI Secretary Virendra Nanavati said.