Home Ministry clears Pakistan for Asian wrestling

The movement of the contingent from the neighbouring nation will be restricted to the competition venue.

The WFI said that wrestlers from Iraq and Afghanistan have not sent any entry for Free Style and Greco Roman. (File Picture)   -  Getty Images

The Home Ministry has in principle approved Pakistan's participation in the upcoming Asian Junior Wrestling Championships after the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) accepted responsibility for the same.

The WFI has given a written undertaking accepting the responsibility that the wrestlers would not travel beyond the team hotel and the competition venue. "We have already given the Crime Branch this assurance and based on it, we have received verbal assurance from the ministry that they would be processing Pakistani wrestlers' visas now," WFI assistant secretary Vinod Tomar told Sportstar

The official formalities are likely to be completed by Thursday. Pakistan was the only team left without permission after the other participating sides received security clearance on Tuesday. Afghanistan and Iraq have not sent any entries. The competition is to be held from July 17-23 at the Indira Gandhi Stadium here.