Indian Amateur Boxing Federation's Amended Constitution Approved By AIBA
After the lifting of suspension on Indian boxers, "the barred Indian Amateur Boxing Federation has got another shot in the arm with the world body, AIBA, approving its amended constitution," according to the PTI. IABF Secretary General Rajesh Bhandari said, "The amended constitution has been approved, and we have sent a copy of it to the sports ministry as well." The governing body had asked the IABF to "amend its constitution to make it compliant with the AIBA Statute as one of the pre-requisites for the lifting of suspension." Furthermore, the IABF was also suspended by the sports ministry, which wants it to hold a re-election. Asked whether the AIBA is insisting on a re-election, Bhandari said, "They have not conveyed this demand. If they ask anything in writing, we will respond accordingly" (PTI, 2/25).