BFI to organise clinic for coaches and officials

Fifty officials and coaches are expected to attend the clinic to be conducted by AIBA ad-hoc committee chairman Kishan Narsi on November 17 and 18.

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In order to apprise the referees-judges and coaches of the latest developments in boxing, the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) will organise a two-day clinic prior to the National women’s boxing championship to be held in Haridwar from November 19 to 24.

“Since the federation was not working and domestic events were not being conducted, the BFI top brass felt that there should be some clinic to let the officials, who will conduct the bouts, and coaches about the change in rules made by the International Boxing Association (AIBA),” said BFI Coordination Board chairman Asit Banerjee.

Fifty officials and coaches are expected to attend the clinic to be conducted by AIBA ad-hoc committee chairman Kishan Narsi on November 17 and 18.

Meanwhile, keeping in mind its bitter experience of handling a faction-ridden Indian federation, the AIBA has allowed the ad-hoc committee and Coordination Board to continue even after the elections of the BFI.

The BFI has made a provision to allow chairpersons of both the panels to act as observers for the smooth conduct of the forthcoming National championships.