Indian Boxers May Finally Get to Compete Under Tricolour in Olympics

A new group called Boxing India, which is run by corporates and administrators collectively, has been approved by the International Boxing Association (AIBA).

updated: May 17, 2014 08:49 IST
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New Delhi: The group which has been approved by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) to be a provisional representative of India till a new federation takes charge is an amalgamation of corporates and long-serving officials with two prominent sponsors of the sport taking the administrative plunge.

The CMD of long-time Indian boxing sponsor Monnet Ispat Limited, Sandeep Jajodia, and owner of India's World Series of Boxing franchise, Udit Sheth are part of the consortium which has got the AIBA's nod for provisional representation.

"A presentation was made to the AIBA Executive Committee on BOXING INDIA : BOUT OUTSIDE THE RING led by Mr Sandeep Jajodia CMD, Monnet Ispat Ltd, primary sponsor and keen supporter of boxing, Mr Udit Sheth, WSB India Franchise rights holder and supported by Mr Jay Kowli, President, Maharashtra Boxing Association, International R&J at 2012 London Olympics, Secretary, AIBA Youth Commission duly supported by a team of Indian boxing enthusiasts and achievers who over the years have contributed towards development of Indian Boxing," the group said in a joint statement.

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