- Technical delegates of boxing competition did not include Zohaib Rasheed’s name into draws of competition.
- Organizing committee tells Pakistani management boxer cannot be accommodated.
- Pakistan to write to IBA, CWG Federation, seek damages from organizers through international court of arbitration for sports.
KARACHI: Pakistani boxer Zohaib Rasheed was forced to miss the Commonwealth Games after the technical delegates of the boxing competition did not include his name in the draws of the competition.
The matter first came to notice when draws for the competition were announced and Zohaib’s name was missing from the flyweight category draws.
According to Pakistan Boxing Federation (PBF) sources, when this was brought to the notice of the organizing committee, the Pakistan boxing contingent was informed that it was due to a mistake.
However, despite dragging the matter for three days, the mistake was not corrected and on the day of the competition, the organizing committee told the Pakistani management that the boxer could not be accommodated.
“This is very frustrating and disappointing, this is mental torture to the player who was in uncertainty for three days due to someone else’s error,” said Col Nasir Tung, secretary of PBF.
“They’ve done injustice to our players and we are not going to stay silent on this issue,” he added.
The secretary of the boxing federation announced that Pakistan will not only write to the International Boxing Association (IBA), and the CWG Federation, but it will also seek damages from the organizers through the international court of arbitration for sports.