Under-fire boxer and Olympic medallist Vijender Singh was given the go ahead to join the National camp by the Sports Authority of India (SAI) on Friday. Getting clearance from the National Anti-doping Agency (NADA), it seems, has worked wonders for him.
SAI director general Jiji Thomson told reporters in Patiala on Friday that Vijender is free to join the camp anytime now. "He has been given 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.
The SAI DG, on his maiden visit of the NIS, Patiala, said that there was no reason to doubt the boxer since he has tested negative for all prohibited substances, including heroin.