New Delhi: New Delhi on Tuesday misplaced internet hosting rights for the 2021 males’s boxing World Championships after the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) did not pay the host charge. The Worldwide Boxing Affiliation (AIBA) stated that moreover, the BFI will now must pay a cancellation charge of $500.
“After New Delhi didn’t fulfill its obligations to pay host fee as mentioned in the Host City Agreement terms, AIBA has terminated the contract. Therefore, India would have to pay a cancellation penalty of 500.000 USD,” stated the AIBA in its assertion.
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The match has now been awarded to Belgrade, Serbia and AIBA Interim President Mohamed Moustahsane stated that it’s going to maintain the World Championships after the postponed Tokyo Olympics subsequent 12 months.
“Because of rescheduling of the Olympic 2020, AIBA Executive Committee will discuss with the host country possible dates to adjust. We believe that we will keep the planned timeframe and conduct World Championships in 2021 after the Games if the pandemic situation is under control. As soon as it is fixed, this will help our boxers to plan preparation for next year properly,” stated Moustahsane.
India was awarded the internet hosting rights in July 2017. Nevertheless, it has since run into troubled waters with the AIBA with the latter first saying that it’s going to “re-open the bidding process for the 2021 men’s World boxing championships due to take place in India” in November 2018 after Kosovo boxer Donjeta Sadiku was excluded from the 2018 girls’s World boxing championships that was held within the nation as a result of visa points.
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In February 2020, it was reported that the AIBA had despatched a authorized discover to the BFI for not paying boxers who participated within the 2019 Indian Open and a reminder for the BFI to pay its internet hosting charges for the 2021 World Championships.