The Asian Boxing Championship, which was scheduled to be held right here subsequent month, was on Wednesday moved to Dubai due to the deepening COVID-19 disaster in India however the nationwide federation will stay a co-host together with its UAE counterpart. The event was to be held on the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium from May 21 to 31 within the nationwide capital, which is recording over 20,000 each day circumstances proper now. “In the wake of international travel restrictions to India, the Boxing Federation of India (BFI), in consultation with Asian Boxing Confederation (ASBC), has decided to conduct the upcoming 2021 edition of the ASBC Asian Elite Men and Women Boxing Championships in Dubai,” the BFI stated in an announcement. In a communication to all its members, the ASBC said that the upcoming version of the championships will now happen between May 21 and June 1.
“The event will now be organised by BFI in association with UAE Boxing Federation,” BFI said. The each day addition of over 3 lakh new circumstances has led to a number of nations imposing bans on flights to and from India, which might have been a logistical nightmare for the BFI to take care of. “…with the newly-imposed international travel restrictions from many countries due to the prevailing pandemic situation, BFI and ASBC jointly took a decision to relocate the tournament,” the BFI stated. The nationwide physique`s President Ajay Singh stated it was a troublesome resolution however one which had to be taken.
“It`s unfortunate that we have to shift the venue out of India. We were very keen to host the championships in Delhi but we are left with no options,” he stated. “Boxers` safety is the most important concern for us and hence we had to take this decision. We closely monitored the situation and after deliberation with ASBC as well as the Government of India, we decided to conduct the tournament in Dubai,” he added. The Indian males`s staff for the occasion is but to be introduced however the ladies`s staff has been named and will likely be spearheaded by the long-lasting M C Mary Kom (51kg). However, the shift has brought on a little bit of unrest. “There has been no training ever since positive COVID cases came to light at the IG stadium and the camp was shut down. I don`t know how we are going pull it off,” stated a camp supply in th
know of issues. Several boxers and assist workers on the ladies`s nationwide camp had examined optimistic for the virus earlier this month, main to the suspension of the preparatory camp for the occasion. “I am still wondering how will a bubble be created in a situation like this to take us to Dubai. The camp has effectively disbanded and all boxers are on their own right now,” the supply stated.
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