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04-08-2013, 08:52 PM #1
Vijender Singh to miss two international events
Beijing Olympic bronze medallist Vijender Singh, alledgedly involved in a drug scandal in India will not be considered for selection for two upcoming international events for missing the trials.
The beleaguered Indian boxer, who has been accused by the Punjab Police of consuming heroin, missed the two-day boxing trials in Patiala and will not be selected in the squad for the events in Cyprus and Cuba which serve as build-up events for the World Championships at Almaty, Kazakhstan in October.
The Indian Amateur Boxing Federation (IABF) said that it may not be possible for Vijender to take part in events without attending trials as it was important to assess his fitness.
The IABF is currently banned by the international boxing body and Indian boxers can take part in international events under the AIBA flag. Indian officials are also not allowed to accompany the team.