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Indian boxing officials spar among themselves

Source: PTI
May 02, 2015 16:48 IST
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Boxing IndiaIn a fresh round of administrative churning in Indian boxing, the national federation's president Sandeep Jajodia and Secretary General Jay Kowli are set to be ousted through a No Confidence Motion when the body holds a Special General Meeting in New Delhi on Sunday.

Jajodia, who took charge of Boxing India in September last year after elections monitored by the International Boxing Association, has his back against the wall with most of 31 state units revolting against him.

Along with him, Kowli is also set to be ousted by the disgruntled units, which claim that things have come to a standstill in BI owing to trust deficit between Jajodia and Kowli.

"Tomorrow, Mr Jajodia and Mr Kowli will face the No Confidence Motion because there is a massive disconnect. The two of them are unable to get along with each other and this has stalled Boxing India. It is more or less clear that they will be forced out," a state representative told PTI on condition of anonymity.

"Their decision to boycott the National Games to protest against the IOA united the state units against BI," he said.

The Jajodia camp, however, insisted that it won't concede defeat without a fight.

BI was instituted in September last year after elections monitored by AIBA. But it has been struggling to run the show smoothly owing to the IOA's adamant refusal to grant recognition to it.

Since its inception, BI conducted the men's and women's Nationals but has not been able to put up a united front in the face of disgruntled state units, who have complained about Jajodia being inaccessible.

The Jajodia camp has, however, dismissed the charge stating that the BI chief has worked hard to put together a roadmap for Indian boxing but is being "bogged down by vested interests", an allegation that the rebel camp has denied.

Recently, a Executive Committee Meeting called by BI had been boycotted by 16 of the 20 EC members with even Secretary General Jay Kowli skipping it owing to differences with Jajodia.

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