IBA: Indian box for Nepal in world event, IBA probe continues | boxing news

International Boxing Association (iba) on Saturday launched a probe into a suspected case of “impersonation” involving an Indian flyweight boxer representing Nepal in the ongoing Women’s World Championships here in the women’s 52kg category.
Anjani Teli, whose real name is Hemlata with Boxing Federation of India registration (number BX 5029), was a gold medalist in the Delhi State Women’s Boxing Championships in 2021 and a quarterfinalist in the light flyweight (48-50kg) category at 5th Was In the same year, the Elite Women’s National Boxing Meet was held in Hisar, Haryana from 21 October to 27 October. in the quarter, she lost Pooja Bishnoi,
IBA rules ban boxer from competing for 3 years
At the World Championships, Hemlata aka Anjani created history after winning her first bout for Nepal at the biennial event, defeating Dominican Republic’s Miguelina Garcia in a 4-3 split decision. She will next take on world No. 10 and top seed Marie-Sterling-Catherine of Haiti in the evening session on Monday.
“The International Boxing Federation is probing this particular matter. All parties will be informed accordingly in due course,” the IBA said in its response to TOI. The BFI, in a separate communication to TOI, said, “This matter has been brought to our notice was brought up and we have duly brought this to the notice of IBA Sport through an email communication today to take action.”
Sources said that Prof. Richard McLarenThe onsite team will be present at the Worlds Test issue, in addition to iba sport. The McLaren Committee was set up by the IBA to investigate financial mismanagement and corruption within the game.
Sources said that if the boxer concerned is found guilty in the probe, he could be barred from competing further in the Worlds. Further, if his case report is submitted after the incident and is found to be incorrect, his results from the championship shall be declared void. Even though Hemlata may have changed her nationality and become Anjani Teli representing Nepal, IBA rules clearly prohibit her from doing so as she had played for India at national and state level only a year earlier .
IBA Rule states, “A boxer who has represented one country in any IBA-owned or IBA-sanctioned competition and who wishes to represent another country of his nationality , he may represent his new country provided that at least three years have passed since the boxer last represented his former country in an IBA-owned or IBA-sanctioned competition.

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