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Manoj fires fresh salvo at SAI

By The Assam Tribune

NEW DELHI, Feb 7: Seasoned boxer Manoj Kumar has intensified his war with the Sports Authority of India by accusing the body of trying to hurt his career but the SAI continued to assert that the three-time Commonwealth Games medallist has been provided assistance throughout.

In a fresh letter to Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Manoj�s elder brother and coach, Rajesh Kumar Rajound, has stated that the officials in SAI were trying to hide behind �lies�.

He reiterated that the officials were dragging their feet on releasing Rs 5.30 lakh that the boxer would require for treatment for a groin injury.

�After a checkup, a minor stress fracture was indicated in the MRI reports. The reports and estimated cost was rushed to the concerned officials,� Rajound stated in the letter referring to the injury that Manoj picked up during the Asian Games in Jakarta last year.

�The estimated cost of treatment mentioned by the hospital is Rs 5,30,400. However, even after sending in all the medical reports, I am yet to get any concrete reply from the concerned officials,� he added.

But SAI, in a statement issued on Thursday, denied that Manoj has been left in lurch and gave details of the financial assistance provided to him when he was a part of the Target Olympic Podium scheme. � PTI

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Manoj fires fresh salvo at SAI

NEW DELHI, Feb 7: Seasoned boxer Manoj Kumar has intensified his war with the Sports Authority of India by accusing the body of trying to hurt his career but the SAI continued to assert that the three-time Commonwealth Games medallist has been provided assistance throughout.

In a fresh letter to Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Manoj�s elder brother and coach, Rajesh Kumar Rajound, has stated that the officials in SAI were trying to hide behind �lies�.

He reiterated that the officials were dragging their feet on releasing Rs 5.30 lakh that the boxer would require for treatment for a groin injury.

�After a checkup, a minor stress fracture was indicated in the MRI reports. The reports and estimated cost was rushed to the concerned officials,� Rajound stated in the letter referring to the injury that Manoj picked up during the Asian Games in Jakarta last year.

�The estimated cost of treatment mentioned by the hospital is Rs 5,30,400. However, even after sending in all the medical reports, I am yet to get any concrete reply from the concerned officials,� he added.

But SAI, in a statement issued on Thursday, denied that Manoj has been left in lurch and gave details of the financial assistance provided to him when he was a part of the Target Olympic Podium scheme. � PTI