Boxer Vijendra Singh has not been included in the boxing team for tournaments in Cuba and Cyprus since he has not attended trial camps held in Patiala for the preparation of the tournament. His suspension is temporary and he is still in the team but not taking part in tournaments in Cuba and Cyprus.This has been stated by Boxing federation.
Vijendra Singh could not attend trail camps due to drug controversy.
IABF President Abhishek Matoria said “Vijender is not out of the team, but he will not participate in the tournaments in Cyprus and Cuba. For the time being we will not consider him,”
“I have been in constant touch with Vijender and he has assured me that he is not involved in the drug scandal. He has told me that he will come out clean from the enquiry,” added Matoria.
“He is an Olympic hero. It is upto him to decide which events he wants to take part. At the moment, his training has taken a blow because of the drug controversy,” he said.
“At the moment, Vijender is under severe pressure. He is hopeful of being given a clean chit in the next 10 days or so. And then he will get back to boxing. Vijender is very much an important part of Indian boxing fraternity,” he said.