After months of delay, BFI is finally set to hold elections on 18th December

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The Boxing Federation of India (BFI) is slated to hold its elections for the office bearers on 18th December, which has been due for three months amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

BFI announces to hold elections and AGM in Gurugram next month

A notification issued from BFI has revealed that the election procedure, as well as the Annual General Meeting, is scheduled to be held in Gurugram on 18th December.

In addition to that, the electoral college is to be finalised on 2nd December and on the same day, the procedure to fill the nominees for the polls will kickstart.

“We had to postpone the elections, that were scheduled to be held prior to September, for three months due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” BFI Secretary General Jay Kowli Kowli said in his statement.

“We are now geared up to for the AGM as well as the Elections,” Mr Kowli added.

Current at the helm of BFI is Ajay Singh, the owner and CEO of SpiceJet, who took charge of the federation back in 2016 through the election which was conducted under the International Boxing Association (IBA)’s administration.

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Currently, the possible challenge for Ajay Singh for the top spot is Ashish Shelar, Bharatiya Janata Party leader from Maharashtra and former Mumbai Cricket Association president.

The BFI president was recently seen together with JP Nadda, the president of the BJP.

“#BFI President @AjaySingh_SG meet up with @BJP4India President @JPNadda ji to apprise him about the progress of Indian Boxing amongst other things. BFI President was assured his support for the further betterment of boxing in India,” the official Twitter handle of BFI posted yesterday.

Meanwhile, the Indian boxing contingent is on their European training tour and are currently stationed in the town of Assisi in Italy. The team also took part in the Alexis Vastine International Boxing Tournament in Nantes, France where Amit Panghal clinched a gold in the men’s 52kg final against Rene Abraham from the USA.

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