|Nat’l boxing camp may resume in July|
NEW DELHI, June 29: The Boxing Federation of India’s plan to resume the national camp for Olympic-bound pugilists in Patiala is expected to materialise in the next couple of days as the “requisite permissions” are “finally coming through”.
The BFI wanted to start the camp on June 10 originally but had been waiting to secure permissions from the state government and the Sports Authority of India (SAI).
“The camp will be held in Patiala. Permissions are likely coming in the next couple of days and this time it seems, things will work out. By July 1, the boxers can start assembling, followed by quarantine and testing and then resumption of training,” a top federation official told PTI.
“The paperwork is almost done, the logistics are a work in progress,” he added.
The nine boxers, who have qualified for the Tokyo Games are Amit Panghal (52kg), Manish Kaushik (63kg), Vikas Krishan (69kg), Ashish Kumar (75kg), Satish Kumar (+91kg), MC May Kom (51kg), Simranjit Kaur (60kg), Lovlina Borgohain (69kg), and Pooja Rani (75kg). – PTI