AAI bars coaches, sets up probe into team’s no-show

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Archery Association of India (AAI) constituted a three-member inquiry committee on Thursday to probe its men’s compound archery team’s no-show for a bronze medal match at the World University Games and barred the team’s coaches from getting any international assignments.

The World University Games were held in Gwangju, SOuth Korea, July 4-8.

The Indian men’s compound archery team failed to turn up for a bronze medal play-off match in the World University Games, prompting the AAI to order a probe.

The committee comprises of AAI secretary general Anil Kamineni, treasurer Virendra Sachdeva and ethics committee chairman K.S. Kang.

“The preliminary inquiry suggested a lack of communication between the coaches concerned, which apparently led to the incident,” AAI assistant secretary Gunjan Boral said in a statement on Thursday.

“The committee would further inquire into the matter and submit its report at the earliest. In the meantime, the coaches concerned would not be given any international assignments.”

The men’s compound team of Gurwinder Singh, Kanwalpreet Singh and Aman was not present at the venue for the match against Italy at 10 a.m. local time in Gwangju on July 8.

India had to forfeit the match as per the World Archery rules, and coach Jiwanjot Singh blamed the no-show on a broken bow.

–Indo Asian News Servie


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