The International Boxing Association (AIBA) suspended the Indian Amateur Boxing Federation (IABF) for the alleged manipulation of the election, alongside a growing Olympic ban that led the sports in the countries in Asia to a wobbling situation.
The IABF made some amendments in its constitution prior to its election in September to create the post of the chairman and succeed Abhay Singh Chautala who will end his 12-year leadership as the president of the federation.
This paved the way for his unconstrained election as the head of the Indian Olympic Association the day after the IOC disqualified the body for letting the government to interfere in the poll.
Although the suspension of AIBA is an unswerving outcome of the ban in the Olympics, the election of the Indian boxing federation that occurred last September is currently under investigation.
According to a statement from the body that governs the amateur boxing federation, this suspension is brought by the fact that AIBA had discovered the rumored manipulation of the recently concluded election of IABF. He added that AIBA will now scrutinize this election as well as the possible political link between the president of IOA, also the former chairperson of the IABF, and the election of IABF.
Toting the pressure , the sports ministry of India also declares that it had suspended IABF, leading to the cutting off of the funding of the government.
Abhishek Matoria, the chief of Indian boxing federation, deemed that the suspension of AIBA had come from nowhere, but passed the universal governing body had inquired regarding their polls. Matoria also expressed his shock during his interview with Reuters on Friday. He added that they suspended his association without giving them the opportunity to explain. He said that they wrote a letter to them, accusing “malpractice” in the concluded election, but was never specified.
Having no idea as to the suspension, Matoria said that they sent them a comprehensive explanation, which presented a point-by-point clarification.