Reigning national champions Manju Rani, Shiksha Narwal and Poonam Punia were not selected in the Indian team for the World Boxing Championships, after which they decided to take to the court.
Manju Rani is the current National Champion
New Delhi. Disappointed for not being selected in the Boxing World Championship, three young boxers of the country approached the High Court for justice, but they are not going to get easy relief. Court giving immediate relief to the players boxing federation Have demanded the evaluation sheet of the players since then. For the reigning national champions Manju Rani, Shiksha Narwal and Poonam Poonia, it may be a tough time as only six days are left for the championship to begin.
All the three boxers had filed a writ petition in the High Court some time ago. In it, the three boxers argued that except them, all the gold medalists have been given a place in the Indian team in the National Championship to be held in Bhopal in December 2022. The court has taken time till March 13 to pronounce the verdict while the championship is to start from March 15.
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high court asked for evaluation sheet from federation
All the three boxers of Haryana accused the Boxing Federation of India of discrimination. The High Court accepted the writ and conducted the hearing. However, he refused to take any decision immediately. The court has directed the Boxing Federation of India to present the evaluation sheet of the World Championship in the court. Looking at this sheet and the performance of the complaining female boxer, the High Court will take a further decision. World Championship (2019) silver medalist Manju told PTI-language, “When nine other boxers (who won at the national level) were directly selected then why were the three of us from the Railways team not selected. “
BFI adopted new policy for selection
BFI When asked about this, he said that winning gold medal at the national level was not the criteria for selecting the team. According to the BFI, it followed the new selection policy for the men’s and women’s World Championships and the Asian Games. In this, Manju (48 kg), Shiksha (54 kg) and Poonam (60 kg) could not make it to the 12-member team.
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