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Shorts: CGF boss to meet IOA officials over CWG boycott threat

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Last updated on: November 08, 2019 22:33 IST
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In July this year, the Indian Olympic Association proposed boycott of the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games for dropping shooting from the roster

IMAGE: In July this year, the Indian Olympic Association proposed boycott of the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games for dropping shooting from the roster. Photograph: Albert Perez/Getty Images

Commonwealth Games Federation President Louise Martin will arrive in New Delhi on November 13 for a meeting with IOA's top officials, who have proposed a boycott of the 2022 Birmingham CWG for shooting's exclusion from the roster.

CGF CEO David Grevemberg and Media and Communications Manager Tom Degun will accompany Martin for the two-day visit to India.


The meeting was agreed upon following Indian Olympic Association's proposal to the Sports Ministry in July to boycott 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games.

The meeting between the top brasses of the CGF and the IOA will be held on November 14. The IOA delegation will be led by its president Narinder Batra and will also have secretary general Rajeev Mehta.

The CGF chief and the CEO will meet Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju later on the same day.

The CGF delegation will also visit some venues of the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games and have a meeting with the IOA Athletes Commission. The visiting top officials of the CGF will hold a press conference on November 14, along with Batra and Mehta.

Martin and Grevemberg will travel to Punjab the next day where they will meet the Governor before flying back to UK the following day.

3 basketball players in alleged brawl; BFI forms panel to probe

The Basketball Federation of India (BFI) has constituted a committee to investigate into the alleged drunken brawl involving three top hoopsters, who are attending a training camp in Bengaluru.

"I have constituted a three-member committee which will find out the fact and take all the statements. We are waiting for the medical test report. Whoever is found guilty strict action will be taken against them," BFI secretary general Chander Mukhi Sharma told PTI.

The three players are Amjyot Singh, Arshpreet Bhullar and Amritpal Singh, who are attending the BFI training camp at Vidyanagar in the city.

On Wednesday night, which was their off day, the trio went out of the campus on two motorcycles without informing anyone, said Sharma adding they later allegedly had liquor. While returning, Amjyot who was riding pillion with Bhullar, sustained injuries after their bike skidded off.

A police constable patrolling the area was witness to the incident, Sharma added.

Amjyot accused Bhullar and Amritpal Singh of insisting on going out and said "they will now have to answer for the injuries" and the damage to the bike belonging to one of the staffers at the camp, Sharma said.

Later, when they reached the campus, they informed their coach about the incident.

"I asked the coach to find out what the issues are. They said they got injuries. By the time Amjyot thought he should go offensive. He accused his colleagues that they had beaten him up and put photographs in the social media (Facebook). The other players refuted his charge," Sharma added.

The BFI secretary general said he called Amjyot at 11.30 pm on that day but he was not in a position to reply because he was under the "influence of liquor".

However, Amjyot approached the police to lodge a complaint. That night, a police team came to record the statement.

On Thursday morning, Amjyot decided not to lodge a complaint.

"We have got the medical test done. I am waiting for the medical report," Sharma said.

The three players were part of the Indian contingent which had gone to play the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Australia in 2018.\

Two Indians win gold, silver with world records in javelin event of World Para Athletics C'ships

Indian duo of Sandeep Chaudhary and Sumit created world records on way to their gold and silver medals respectively in the F64 javelin event of the World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai on Friday.

Sandeep hurled the javelin to a distance of 66.18m to better his own world record of 65.80m in F44 category, while Sumit sent the spear to a distance of 62.88m to clinch the silver and better his own F64 world record of 60.45m.

The F44 and F64 were clubbed into one combined event in this World Championships. The world records are, however, counted according to the classification of the athletes.

Roman Novak of Ukraine, a F44 athlete, took the bronze with a best throw of 57.36m.

The F44 category athletes have leg amputations or reduced function in one or both legs, and they compete without a prothesis.

The F64 category athletes have limb deficiency and leg length difference, and they compete with prosthesis.

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