India has sustained a significant loss as a result of the ongoing wrestling issue. The Asian Wrestling Championship has been taken away from India.
After an ongoing inquiry into charges and claims of sexual harassment against Wrestling Federation of India President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, India is poised to be deprived of hosting the Asian Wrestling Championships. During a meeting on Wednesday, the United World Wrestling (UWW) informed the government-appointed monitoring committee of the potential.
The Asian Championships were scheduled to take place in New Delhi from March 28 to April 2, with an entry deadline of February 28. According to an Indian Express story, the monitoring committee had earlier this month suggested that the competition be postponed by a few days due to its proximity to the Women’s Boxing World Championship.
The competitions were scheduled to take place in the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in Delhi. The request was being considered by UWW, which was prepared to postpone the Asian Championship by a month. But, he eventually decided against it. According to sources, one of the grounds given by UWW was a formal complaint received from wrestlers against Sharan. The complaint’s contents, however, were not made public. The UWW, on the other hand, has promised that Indian wrestlers would be eligible to compete in the rescheduled Asian Championship, the host of which will be determined in the coming days.
During many sessions, the government agreed to form an inspection commission led by Olympic medalist MC Mary Kom to investigate the claims. The committee was given four weeks to finish its investigation, but due to the delay in finalising the names and the huge breadth of the task, it is likely to take longer than anticipated.
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