22 Jan 2023

Wrestlers Protest: WFI Meeting In Gonda Cancelled Amidst Ongoing Dispute

Gonda (DP): The Sports Ministry has cancelled the important meeting of the WFI convened today at the Royal Heritage Hotel located on the Gonda-Ayodhya border in Uttar Pradesh amidst the ongoing dispute between the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President and the players. .

According to sources, this meeting was to be held from 11 am. WFI officials from all over the country had reached Gonda for the meeting, but after this decision of the Sports Ministry, the situation has changed.

WFI Assistant Secretary Vinod Tomar gave information about the meeting at a press conference in Nandininagar on Saturday. Describing the allegations leveled against Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh as baseless, he said that Brij Bhushan can attend the meeting not in the capacity of the president but to keep his point 

WFI Assistant Secretary Vinod Tomar was suspended

After this statement of Vinod Tomar, the Sports Ministry took action against him and suspended him late last night. After the suspension of Tomar, now the Sports Ministry has also cancelled the emergency meeting of the General Assembly of WFI and all other types of WFI activities have been cancelled.

Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh told not to make any statement

The Sports Ministry has directed Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh not to make any statement on the allegations till the investigation is done. Along with this, the Sports Ministry has also cancelled the three-day Open National Senior Wrestling Championship tournament that started on Saturday in Nandini Nagar. S

haring its information on its official Twitter handle, the Sports Ministry has also directed to refund the entry fees of all the players involved in the championship.

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