Vijender can join national camp: SAI

Apr 26, 2013, 00:50 IST | A Correspondent

India boxer Vijender Singh, who was recently embroiled in a dope-related controversy, is free to join the national camp in Patiala, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) said yesterday, according to PTI.

SAI director general Jiji Thomson said the Beijing Olympics bronze medallist can join the camp any time as he has got a clearance from the National Anti-doping Agency (NADA). 

Vijender Singh
Vijender Singh

“He has been given a clean chit by NADA and therefore we absolutely have no issues with him. He is currently on leave but can join the camp any day he wants,” said Thomson as he undertook his maiden visit at the National Institute of Sport, in Patiala yesterday to supervise the working of the institute.

Vijender was named in a drug scandal after his car was found near a flat where police recovered 26 kg of heroin in Shivalik Vihar in Zirakpur on March 7.  

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