Newly-formed WFI body led by Sanjay Singh suspended by Sports Ministry


Newly-formed WFI body led by Sanjay Singh suspended by Sports Ministry over ‘hasty’ announcement to hold nationals. It was  announced that the competition will be held in Gonda, the stronghold of Brij Bhushan Singh.

Newly-formed WFI body led by Sanjay Singh suspended by Sports Ministry
The new WFI body has been suspended by the Sports Ministry. (PTI Photo)

 

The Sports Ministry has suspended the new Wrestling Federation of India, led by Sanjay Singh. On Sunday, December 24, the ministry announced its decision, noting the WFI body had shown complete disregard for the existing rules and regulations.

In an official release, the Sports Ministry said that the announcement for national competitions was hasty and that due process was not followed.

WFI Went against rules and regulations: Ministry

According to the ministry, the president of the newly elected committee, Sanjay Kumar Singh, declared on December 21 that junior national contests would commence before the end of the year. The ministry stated that this was against the rules and that the wrestlers needed at least a 15-day notice to prepare.

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“Such decisions (holding nationals) must be made by the Executive Committee, prior to which agendas must be placed for consideration.” According to Article XI of the WFI constitution, under the heading ‘Notices and Quorum for Meetings,’ the minimum notice period for an EC meeting is 15 clear days, and the quorum is one-third of the total number of delegates. Even for an emergency EC meeting, the minimum notice period is seven clear days, with a quorum of one-third of the representatives required,” the ministry stated in a press statement.

 

 


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