NEW DELHI, April 27: Decks are being cleared for the smooth conduct of a new boxing federation�s election with the Sports Ministry today giving the go ahead for the proposed body�s registration besides agreeing to depute an observer for the polls.
�Sports Ministry grants NOC for registration of Boxing Federation of India, will depute observer to the Federation�s elections,� the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports said in a tweet.
The new body � to be called the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) � is expected to hold elections on May 8 although the date could be revised to ensure completion of formalities related to nomination of candidates.
�But the May 14 deadline set by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) will be certainly met and things are moving in the right direction,� a top official told PTI.
The Ministry�s nod is expected to clear the path for greater cooperation between the Indian Olympic Association and the AIBA-appointed ad-hoc committee, which is currently administering the sport in the absence of a federation. � PTI