Phogat sisters, who have become the identity of women’s wrestling in India, have been shocked by the hopes of playing in the Asian Games this year, because they have been shown the way out of the camp by the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) for indiscipline. This camp is located in Lucknow for Asiad. Outgoing female wrestlers include Geeta Phogat, Babita Phogat, Ritu Phogat and Sangeeta Phogat.
Can’t take part in trial
These sisters will not be allowed to participate in the trial of the Asiad in the end of this month. The federation took this step after the report of National Coach Kuldeep Malik. The wrestlers who are in camp, will only participate in the trial. In this way, the famous sisters who gathered fames, after Aamir Khan starrer ‘Dangal’, are not supposed to claim their participation this year. It is worth mentioning that this camp will run from May 10 to June 25. Women’s camp is in Lucknow, while men are walking in Sonipat.
Action taken against 15 wrestlers
The Federation had received complaints against several Phogat sisters and many other wrestlers, after which this action was taken. It is worth mentioning that it was necessary for the upcoming tournament to participate in this camp. On this matter, the Federation has issued a show-cause notice to 15 male and female wrestlers. This list also includes the name of Satyavrat Kadian, the husband of Olympic medal winner Sakshi Malik.
Brajbhushan Singh’s view
In this regard, Wrestling Association President Braj Bhushan Singh told the Times of India that the wrestlers should have already told the Federation about not taking part. In this way we give chance to other wrestlers. He said that not reaching the camp means that participants are not disciplined for their game. The Federation is already struggling to strengthen female wrestling. In such a situation, such things cannot be tolerated. We have put the accused wrestlers out of the camp and they will not be allowed to participate in the trial in any condition.
Ritu Phogat (50kg), Indu Choudhary (50kg), Sangeeta Phogat (57kg), Geetha Phogat (59kg), Ravita (59kg), Pooja Tomar (62kg), Manu (62kg), Nandini Salokhe (62kg), Reshma Mane (62kg) ), Anju (65kg), Manu Tomar (72kg), Kamini (72kg), Babita Phogat (53kg), Shravan (61kg) and Satyavrat Kadian (97kg).