UWW chief expresses concerns over 2023 Asian Senior Wrestling Championships to be held in India

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Although India is supposed to host the 2023 Asian Senior Championships in Delhi from March 28 to April 2, recent developments between the wrestlers and WFI president Brij Bhushan Singh, have cast doubt over it. The United World Wrestling (UWW) has expressed its concern over the issue recently.

The global overseeing wrestling has written a letter expressing the same concern. Following the entire controversy, the sports ministry suspended the activities of the WFI, and appointed an 'Oversight Committee' to take manage the day-to-day affairs of the organisation.

The UWW talked about reaching out to the concerned person in the oversight committee and raised questions about the Asian Championships. Here's the letter from the UWW President, Nenad Latovic, addressed to the Oversight Committee:

Dear Madam/Sir,

The UWW has taken due note of the decisions made by the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports to suspend the activities of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) until an Oversight Committee is appointed to take over the daily activities of the federation. The suspension of Vinod Kumar, Assistant Secretary of the WFI, is also well noted.

To ensure that the participation of Indian wrestlers in their sport does not suffer unreasonable delays and that the operations related to their entries in international competitions are correctly followed up, we would appreciate receiving the contact details of the person in charge of this oversight committee as very soon as possible. UWW remains at the disposal to assist this committee with regard to the conditions and the administration of entries in international competitions.

The UWW is also concerned by the conditions of organization of the 2023 Asian Championships Senior in New Delhi, currently planned from March 28 until April 2, 2023.

We would greatly appreciate being informed whether the capacity is still in place to organise this event and to welcome all delegations in good conditions. The contact details of the person in charge of your Organizing Committee would also be appreciated.

UWW hereby reiterate its great concern around the allegations made by the athletes and remains at disposal for any further assistance.

Yours sincerely,

Nenad Latovic

UWW President

(With Inputs from IANS)

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