The New Delhi metropolis on Tuesday misplaced internet hosting rights for the 2021 males’s boxing World Championships after the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) did not pay the host charge. The Worldwide Boxing Affiliation (AIBA) stated that moreover, the BFI will now should pay a cancellation charge of $500.
“After New Delhi did not fulfill its obligations to pay host charge as talked about within the Host Metropolis Settlement phrases, AIBA has terminated the contract. Subsequently, India must pay a cancellation penalty of 500.000 USD,” stated the AIBA in its assertion.
The match has now been awarded to Belgrade, Serbia and AIBA Interim President Mohamed Moustahsane stated that it’s going to maintain the World Championships after the postponed Tokyo Olympics subsequent yr.
“Due to rescheduling of the Olympic 2020, AIBA Government Committee will focus on with the host nation attainable dates to regulate. We imagine that we are going to preserve the deliberate timeframe and conduct World Championships in 2021 after the Video games if the pandemic scenario is underneath management. As quickly as it’s mounted, this may assist our boxers to plan preparation for subsequent yr correctly,” stated Moustahsane.
India was awarded the internet hosting rights in July 2017. Nevertheless, it has since run into troubled waters with the AIBA with the latter first saying that it’s going to “re-open the bidding course of for the 2021 males’s World boxing championships attributable to happen in India” in November 2018 after Kosovo boxer Donjeta Sadiku was excluded from the 2018 girls’s World boxing championships that was held within the nation attributable to visa points.
In February 2020, it was reported that the AIBA had despatched a authorized discover to the BFI for not paying boxers who participated within the 2019 Indian Open and a reminder for the BFI to pay its internet hosting charges for the 2021 World Championships.
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