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NEW DELHI: The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) on Friday issued a show-cause notice to chief national coaches Kuldeep Singh and Jagminder Singh and also threatened to take disciplinary action against top wrestlers, including Rio Olympics bronze medallist Sakshi Malik and Gold Coast Commonwealth Games gold winner Rahul Aware, for their alleged indiscipline, TOI has learned.
According to WFI, the reason behind the proposed action against these wrestlers is their absence from the press conference organised by the federation before the team’s departure to Belgrade, Serbia, where the grapplers are scheduled to take part in the Individual World Cup.
But the grapplers didn’t turn up, leaving the WFI embarrassed. It prompted the federation to show-cause the two coaches and seek explanation for the wrestlers’ no-show within three days.
In the same notice, the WFI also sought to know why action shouldn’t be taken against these wrestlers.
The female grapplers, who have drawn the WFI’s ire are Nirmala Devi (50kg), Sarita Mor (59kg), Sakshi (62kg) and Gursharan Preet Kaur (72kg). All four are part of the World Cup contingent.
Similarly, Glasgow CWG silver medallist and Sakshi’s husband, Satyawart Kadian (97kg), and Aware (61kg) – both part of the men’s freestyle squad departing Sunday evening for the World Cup – have been threatened with action on disciplinary grounds, sources informed.