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Delhi HC asks WFI to give hearing to wrestler Sushil

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  18 May 2016 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, May 17: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) to give a hearing to wrestler Sushil Kumar on his plea that trials for the 74kg class be held to eble him secure a berth in the Indian wrestling squad for the upcoming Rio Olympics.

Justice Manmohan, noting that the court will not interfere with the decision taken by the expert body, asked WFI’s president, vice-president, secretary and coach to sit with Kumar to make an effort to sort out the issue.

“WFI are the people who take decisions, I will interfere if there is any perversity,” said the court.

The court said that since the federation has made a decision to send the me of rsingh Yadav, “why don’t you call and explain everything to Kumar”.

“Kumar has brought laurels to the country and his contention was worthy of consideration by the federation,” said Justice Manmohan.

“But you cannot undermine the effort of Yadav. Without him, you would not have secured the Olympic berth,” said the court, and queried Kumar’s advocate: “If somebody gets injured during trial, what will happen.”

“Everyone needs to focus on training; how will these wrestlers concentrate,” said the court.

The court issued notices to WFI, rsingh Yadav, Indian Olympic Association, Sports Authority of India (SAI), and the sports ministry on Kumar’s contention that the selection trials for the Olympic berth had not been conducted as per the tiol sports code. The court posted the matter for hearing on May 27. IANS

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