New Delhi: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Boxing Association (AIBA) said on Friday that no member from suspended Indian boxing federation (IBF) will be allowed to vote in the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) election slated for February 9.
AIBA executive director Ho Kim told IOC in a letter that since the IBF has been slapped with a suspension since December 2012, no member of that body is eligible to take part in the election. The IBF was suspended over its controversial election process.
"We would like to inform you that the current AIBA national Member Federation of India, the Indian Boxing Federation, has been suspended by AIBA. Therefore, it is AIBA's position that no representative from IBF should participate in the IOA elections and vote on behalf of the sport of boxing in India," Kim wrote in his letter to the IOC.