Asian Boxing Championship will now be held in Dubai.© AFP
The Asian Boxing Championship which was scheduled to be held in Delhi subsequent month was on Wednesday moved to Dubai due to the deepening COVID-19 disaster in India however the nationwide federation will stay a co-host together with its UAE counterpart. The match was to be held on the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium from Could 21 to 31 within the nationwide capital, which is recording over 20,000 day by day circumstances proper now. “Within the wake of worldwide journey restrictions to India, the Boxing Federation of India (BFI), in session with Asian Boxing Confederation (ASBC), has determined to conduct the upcoming 2021 version of the ASBC Asian Elite Males and Ladies Boxing Championships in Dubai,” the BFI mentioned in a press release.
“The occasion will now be organised by BFI in affiliation with UAE Boxing Federation. The day by day addition of over 3 lakh new circumstances has led to a number of nations imposing bans on flights to and from India.
“…with the newly-imposed worldwide journey restrictions from many nations as a result of prevailing pandemic scenario, BFI and ASBC collectively took a call to relocate the match,” the BFI mentioned.
The nationwide physique’s President Ajay Singh mentioned it was a tough determination however one which needed to be taken.
“It is unlucky that now we have to shift the venue out of India. We had been very eager to host the championships in Delhi however we’re left with no choices,” he mentioned.
“Boxers’ security is an important concern for us and therefore we needed to take this determination. We carefully monitored the scenario and after deliberation with ASBC in addition to the Authorities of India, we determined to conduct the match in Dubai,” he added.
In a communication to all of the member nationwide federations , ASBC knowledgeable that the upcoming version of the championships will now happen between Could 21 to June 1.
The Indian males’s crew for the occasion is but to be introduced however the ladies’s crew has been named and might be spearheaded by the long-lasting MC Mary Kom (51kg).