Hold polls or else boxers will suffer, AIBA tells IBF

Aug 29, 2013, 10:01 IST | IANS

Indian boxers continue to suffer for no fault of theirs and now they are in danger of being barred from all international competitions after the October 11-27 World Championships if the suspended national federation does not hold a fresh, free and fair election by November 4

Governing body AIBA, which had suspended the Indian Boxing Federation (IBF) in December for “possible manipulation” in its election, says it still doesn’t know when the IBF plans to hold fresh polls.

“Until the election process is completed, the IBF is still provisionally suspended. All its membership rights have been suspended, including the participation of Indian boxers and coaches in any AIBA competition from now on, except for any competition for which an authorisation to participate has already been granted, which is the case in respect of the Boxing Championships in Almaty,” AIBA communications director Sebastien Gillot said.

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