IABF gets approval for amended constitution

Suspended Indian Amateur Boxing Federation (IABF) on Monday said that AIBA has given a nod to its amended constitution.

AIBA had provisionally suspended the IABF over “possible manipulation” in its elections and the ban of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) by International Olympic Committee (IOC).

“We had made all the changes the AIBA had suggested. We received its reply 3-4 days ago saying that it has approved our amended constitution,” IABF secretary-general Rajesh Bhandari told Deccan Herald.

“The AIBA asked us to drop the word ‘amateur’ because we have included the provisions for professional boxing in our constitution."

The IABF has also removed the honourary post of chairman, which was created for its former president Abhay Singh Chautala.

The boxing federation was also derecognised by the Sports Ministry.

“We will now be holding a general body meeting. We have explained everything to AIBA about our electoral process. So far they have not asked us to hold fresh elections but if they want we will have no problem,” Bhandari said.

"We are hoping a positive response from the Ministry as well."
The AIBA on Saturday had removed the ban on the participation of Indian boxers and coaches in international competitions. It, however, has continued to bar  the Indian officials  in the international events.

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