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.
Fencers to compete under asian banner
New Delhi: Left to themselves to find the resources to participate in next month's Asian Junior and Cadet Championships in Thaila-nd, the Indian fencers finally managed to raise funds and will now take part in the event under Fencing Confederation of Asia (FCA) banner. The Indian fencers have been disallowed to take part in the March 2-11 Asian event under the national flag following India's ban by IOC.
Nat'l Stadium Security in-charge arrested
New Delhi: The security in-charge of the National Stadium has been arrested for abusing Hockey India officials and for obstructing their work in an inebriated state after the Hockey World League Round 2 on Sunday.