New Delhi: Sports Authority of India on Saturday terminated the services of Dr P M S Chandran as its medical consultant with immediate effect "for gross indiscipline and spreading disinformation" following the controversy surrounding the pregnancy tests conducted on World Championships-bound women boxers. (Pregnancy Tests Were Not Done on Minor Boxers: SAI)
A letter to this effect was issued by Sports Authority of India's Deputy Director (Personal) Sunita Bharal, which said that Chandran was responsible for the media statement that alleged that women boxers participating in the World Boxing Championships were subjected to pregnancy tests.
"... it was confirmed that Chandran was responsible for the media statement that alleged that women boxers, including minors, participating in the Women World Boxing Championship had to undergo pregnancy tests against the rules stipulated by the world governing body (AIBA)," the SAI said in a release. (Pregnancy Tests on Unwed Girls? What's Wrong, Asks Boxing India)