AIBA gave its nod for elections to sort Indian Boxing mess

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Who: International Boxing Association (AIBA)
What: Permitted fresh elections for new National Federation for Indian Boxing
When: 25 November 2015

The International Boxing Association (AIBA) on 25 November 2015 gave its nod for fresh elections to put together a new National Federation for Indian Boxing.

Indian boxing has been without a parent body since May 2015 when Boxing India was provisionally suspended following a revolt by the state units, which passed a No Confidence Motion against the then President Sandeep Jajodia and Secretary General Jay Kowli.

The sport is currently being administered by an ad-hoc committee formed by the AIBA.

Ad-hoc panel Chairman Kishen Narsi said that based on the Committee’s report, AIBA President Dr. Ching-Kuo Wu directed has directed the panel to organise Elections for a new National Federation with cooperation of all the national stakeholders.

Steps to clear the mess includes
• To hold General Assembly as soon as possible in which the Constitution would be passed and sent for AIBA’s approval.
• Invite nominations from those interested in being part of the new federation.

On the other hand, AIBA barred Boxing India from the entire process because the world body wants an altogether new set-up to take charge.

AIBA has also directed the committee to send all the details regarding the election process, list of delegates, candidates and the agenda for a review before the polls are actually conducted.