Bhiwani. Olympian boxer Vijender Kumar and other boxers have questioned the selection process for the Asian Games, saying the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) is promoting its favorites based on arbitrary rules. All of them accused the two foreign trainers involved in the selection process of favoritism. Sagar Ahlawat (92kg), Rohit Mor (57kg) and Amit Panghal (51kg), led by Dronacharya awardee coaches Jagdish Kumar and Vijender, at a joint press conference on Sunday objected to the selection without trials.
The Asian Games are to be held in Hangzhou, China from 23 September to 8 October. Earlier the selection process was decided on the basis of trials and performance of the player in previous competitions. But now new arbitrary rules are made and selection is done on the basis of eight points, about which the boxers have objection. In the new selection process, such parameters including players’ attendance, their rising and sleeping time, weight of the players have been adopted, which are not very directly related to the game.
Olympic bronze medalist Vijender said, “I have got the first medal in boxing for the country. But never did the Boxing Federation invite me to form the rules of the selection process, change them or in any program for the upliftment of boxing. “He said,” I have contributed significantly to the country regarding boxing, but now the Boxing Federation is working to advance its favorites on the basis of arbitrary rules. Vijender said, “I have objection to this. ,
The star boxer from Bhiwani said, “What do coaches abroad mean for selection. Such a selection process would lead to sycophancy and slavery. Experienced players will lag behind and the good ones will be selected. Coach Jagdish Kumar also questioned the selection process. Amit Panghal said, “I have defeated many times the boxer who was selected in my match. Players may give their lives, but the selection process is in the hands of foreign coaches. They want the selection to be done on the basis of previous records and trials.