New Delhi: The Indian Olympic Affiliation on Thursday requested Morinari Watanabe, the chairman of the Worldwide Olympic Committees Activity Pressure for Boxing, to contemplate the Boxing Federation of India’s (BFI) supply to host the Asia-Oceania Olympic qualification occasion in India. The occasion was to be held from February three to 15 in Wuhan, China.
BFI president Ajay Singh had on Tuesday written to Watanabe stating the federation’s curiosity in internet hosting the occasion in case it needed to be shifted out of Wuhan. A day later, the Worldwide Olympic Committee introduced that the qualifiers had certainly been shifted out of town which is taken into account the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak that has claimed a number of lives.
“…due to any reason, if the event is to be shifted to a different country, Boxing Federation of India would be willing to host this Asian and Oceanian Qualification Event 2020,” Singh had mentioned within the letter.
“We propose to organize this event at K D Jadhav Indoor Hall, Indira Gandhi Stadium Complex, New Delhi, where we earlier hosted the AIBA Elite Women’s World Boxing Championship in November, 2018. This stadium complex has world class sports infrastructure for hosting these mega events.”
The IOA backed the BFI’s proposal. “My request to you, if you could consider the offer from BFI for which IOA assures IOC and you of its full support and cooperation,” IOA President Narinder Batra mentioned within the letter addressed to Watanabe.
The Olympic qualification course of is presently being overseen by the IOC Activity Pressure as a result of suspension of the Worldwide Boxing Affiliation (AIBA).