Hold elections or face ban, world body tells Indian Boxing Federation

As a special case, Indian boxers have been allowed to participate in the October world championships.

updated: August 28, 2013 13:34 IST
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Patiala: Indian boxers have been given the go ahead to participate in the World Championships in October by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) but the world body has decided to bar them from any competition after that if the Indian Boxing Federation (IBF) fails to conduct a re-election by November.

In response to a questionnaire, AIBA's Communication Director Sebastien Gillot said the decision to toughen the stand against the IBF post the World Championships was taken at the world body's annual meeting last month.

"At its annual meeting held on July 16-18, 2013 in Jeju Island, Korea, the AIBA Executive Committee decided to ask the Indian Boxing Federation (IBF) to organise new elections as soon as possible (within 3 months, thus no later than November 4, 2013) according to the AIBA statutes and bylaws as well as to the AIBA election guidelines, and in the presence of an Electoral Returning Officer who will oversee the whole process," Gillot said.

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