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Government approves participation of wrestlers for Ranking Series Zagreb Open

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Government approves participation of wrestlers for Ranking Series Zagreb Open

The authorities on Thursday authorised the participation of a 55-member Indian wrestling contingent together with Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat, for the Zagreb Open Grand Prix, slated to be held from February 1-5.

The newly shaped five-member oversight committee chosen 12 ladies, 11 Greco Roman and 13 male freestyle wrestlers for the the Ranking Series-opener.

Olympic silver medallist Ravi Kumar Dahiya, Anshu Malik and Deepak Punia are additionally a part of the crew, a ministry launch said, including that the federal government would bear the complete prices of the wrestlers.

The oversight committee was shaped by the sports activities ministry earlier this week to research the fees together with these of sexual harassment towards the Wrestling Federation of India chief Brij Bhushan Singh Sharan and in addition handle the day-to-day affairs of the sports activities physique.

Headed by legendary boxer MC Mary Kom, the committee included former wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt, ex-badminton participant and Mission Olympic Cell member Trupti Murgunde, ex-TOPS CEO Rajagopalan and former SAI govt director – groups – Radhica Sreeman.

However, the wrestlers had expressed disappointment that they weren’t consulted earlier than the formation of the committee.
Last week, Bajrang, Vinesh, Ravi Dahiya had led a sit-in protest at Jantar Mantar for 3 days demanding the sacking of the WFI president.

The wrestlers had accused Sharan, who can also be a BJP MP, of appearing like a dictator and sexually harassing junior wrestlers.
However, they didn’t reveal the id of the athletes who confronted sexual harassment.
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