The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) on Saturday prolonged the deadline until July 22 for sending Indian wrestlers’ entries to the Asian Video games organisers even because the IOA had sought time until August 5. The OCA has, in any other case, set July 15 because the deadline for all collaborating nations to ship athletes’ entries by names for the Video games, set to start within the Chinese language metropolis of Hangzhou on September 23.
The one-week extension was granted by the OCA underneath “distinctive circumstances” after the Indian Olympic Affiliation (IOA) high brass together with President PT Usha, Senior Vice President Ajay Patel and Joint Secretary Kalyan Chaubey attended the Basic Meeting of the OCA in Bangkok.
“The IOA officers tried their greatest however the OCA gave per week’s extension and that too they (OCA) stated was being granted underneath distinctive circumstances. So, that is the ultimate and we’ve got to ship names of our wrestlers by July 22,” a supply near IOA ad-hoc committee advised PTI.
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Usha had written to the OCA on Thursday to increase the deadline in order that it might present the six protesting wrestlers, together with Vinesh Phogat, Bajrang Punia and Sakshi Malik, sufficient time to organize for the Asian Video games and World Championship trails.
Earlier than, Usha’s contemporary request, the IOA had requested OCA to permit it to carry trials by August 10.
- Asian Video games: OCA grants IOA time until 22 July to ship wrestlers’ names
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