New Delhi: Livid with the suspended Indian Amateur Boxing Federation's (IABF) refusal to comply with its directives, the sports ministry on Tuesday derecognized the IABF with immediate effect. It comes as another massive jolt to the IABF, which has already been terminated by its international parent body, AIBA. (Adjoining image for representational purpose only)
"The matter has been considered in totality and keeping in view all relevant facts including the fact that the International Federation of the boxing sport has withdrawn its recognition to IABF, it has been decided to withdraw the recognition granted by Government of India to IABF with immediate effect," the ministry stated in a release detailing the reasons for taking the drastic step. (Also read: Vijender Singh seeks government help to resolve boxing crisis)
The IABF was provisionally suspended by the ministry in December 2012. The ministry had asked the IABF to hold fresh elections and make its constitution compliant with the National Sports Code.