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Kabaddi gamers served meals in rest room, Shikhar Dhawan urges CM Yogi Adityanath and UP authorities to take motion

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The kabaddi gamers competing on the U-16 occasion have been served meals that was stored in a bathroom, prompting the authorities to droop the district sports activities officer for laxity and blacklisting the caterer. Crew India opener Shikhar Dhawan has additionally hit out on the appalling incident, urging Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and UP authorities to take ‘essential motion’.

Sharing a video of the incident, Dhawan tweeted, “That is very disheartening to see Kabaddi gamers at State stage match having meals in rest room. Would request @myogiadityanath & @UPGovtSports to look into the identical and take essential motion.”


That is very disheartening to see Kabaddi gamers at State stage match having meals in rest room. Would request @myogiadityanath & @UPGovtSports to look into the identical and take essential motion. pic.twitter.com/2pekZW8Icx
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) September 21, 2022

The nationwide Kabaddi Federation on Wednesday washed its fingers of the incident the place the gamers at a state-level match have been served meals from a bathroom, saying it was not, in any means, concerned within the staging of the ladies’ occasion in UP’s Saharanpur.

The incident created a furore as politicians condemned the shabby therapy meted out to the gamers. “The Novice Kabaddi Federation of India (AKFI) has no position within the organisation of the match. It was a purely a Uttar Pradesh government-related occasion. They (organisers) have performed their very own association,” SP Garg, the Delhi Excessive Court docket-appointed administrator who has been working AKFI since 2018, instructed information company PTI.

Requested how a state stage match can occur with out the sanction from the nationwide federation, he stated, “We’re under no circumstances concerned within the organisation of the match. Humara koi lene dena nahin hey (we’ve got no concern with that). We had no data (concerning the match).”

UP State Kabaddi Affiliation secretary Rajesh Kumar Singh stated the match was not sanctioned by the AKFI nor by the state unit. He stated the occasion was not in its annual calendar. “The match was organised by the state authorities’s sports activities division. Our position was to supply solely the technical help. We despatched some officers to conduct the occasion and the choice committee, nothing else,” Singh stated.

“We’ve got our state stage occasions like open championships. This occasion (U-16 women match in Saharanpur) was not in our annual calendar of occasions.”

He stated the state authorities is taking strict motion and an inquiry committee will take suggestions from gamers from every of the 16 divisions (mandals) that took half within the match. A purported video of the incident that surfaced on social media confirmed cooked meals was saved in the bathroom at Saharanpur’s Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar Stadium from the place kabaddi gamers took it themselves.

The state-level sub-junior women’ kabaddi match was held from September 16 to 18 through which over 300 gamers competed. The incident drew criticism, with ruling BJP’s Pilibhit MP Varun Gandhi asking if Indian sports activities must be cleansed of politicians and their representatives.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal additionally took a swipe, asking how Indian sportspersons would win gold on the Olympics if they’re handled this manner.

(with PTI inputs)

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