Sports Ministry derecognises IABF after AIBA suspends the body

New Delhi: Livid with the suspended Indian Amateur Boxing Federation's (IABF) refusal to comply with its directives, the Sports Ministry today derecognised the IABF with immediate effect.

It comes as another massive jolt to the IABF, which has already been terminated by its international parent body, AIBA.

"The matter has been considered in totality and keeping in view all relevant facts including the fact that the International Federation of the boxing sport has withdrawn its recognition to IABF, it has been decided to withdraw the recognition granted by Government of India to IABF with immediate effect," a source in the Ministry said.

The IABF was provisionally suspended by the Ministry in December 2012. The Ministry had asked the IABF to hold fresh elections and make its constitution compliant with the National Sports Code. International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) had suspended IABF less than a month ago.

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