New Delhi, December 28, 2023.

The Indian Olympic Association on Wednesday formed an ad-hoc committee on Wednesday to look into the matters of the federation just days after the newly elected Wrestling Federation of India body was suspended by the Sports Ministry.

The committee will be led by Wushu Association of India Bhupinder Singh Bajwa who is the chairman and will also consist of Olympian MM Somaya and former international badminton player Manjusha Kanwar.

“The IOA has recently become aware that the recently appointed President and officials of WFI have made arbitrary decisions in violation of their own constitutional provisions and against the principles of good governance espoused by IOC and further without following due process overturned the rulings of the IOA- appointed Ad hoc Committee. This not only highlights a governance gap within the federation but also signifies a noticeable departure from established norms,”