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WFI will listen to wrestlers' view on foreign coaches' contracts


WFI to listen wrestlers' view on foreign coaches' fresh contracts, says no private NGO interference

NEW DELHI: The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) on Thursday said it will consider criticism from Tokyo Games medallists Bajrang Punia and Ravi Dahiya prior to choosing their instructing staff in the new Olympic cycle however won't acknowledge any impedance of NGOs like JSW and OGQ for the sake of help to competitors. 

Bajrang was prepared by Georgia's Shako Bentinidis while Ravi had Russia's Kamal Malikov as his own mentor. Deepak Punia likewise had a Russian mentor in Murad Gaidarov, whose administrations were ended by the WFI when he attacked a ref during the Tokyo Games. 

Every one of the mentors had their agreements till the Tokyo Olympics and the new ones will be finished in a couple of days after WFI sits with the grapplers, who are presently occupied with felicitations. 

"Bajrang has a decoration working with Shako Bentinidis. We will sit with him and pay attention to his view about his game. Assuming he needs to proceed (with Shako), we will think about that," WFI President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh told PTI. 

It is perceived that both Bajrang and Shako need to proceed with their association. The Georgian is as of now at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) focus in Bahalgarh (Sonepat). 

The alliance is likewise content with the manner in which Malikov has overseen Ravi up until now and would wouldn't fret proceeding with the course of action. 

Nonetheless, what WFI is bothered at is the manner in which non-benefit sports NGOs like Olympic Gold Quest (OGQ) and JSW are "ruining the grapplers." 

"The WFI and the Indian government is fit for supporting every one of its competitors. JSW and OGQ don't have to come from 'chor darwaja' (secondary passage) and ruin our grapplers. I encourage them that they leave our grapplers and Indian wrestling alone," Brij Bhushan said. 

"We are not content with the manner in which they are meddling. Assuming they need to help the grapplers, they are gladly received yet allowed them to work at the grassroots level. It's the Cadets who need support. 

"They pick possibly settled grapplers and leave them when the outcomes are not there. The public authority is spending crores of rupees on their training and travel and these individuals give a physio and begin making tall cases," he said. 

"Assuming they need to come and support, let them come from the front entryway like the Tata is doing," he said. 

It has been discovered that WFI was upset that mates of the grapplers ventured out abroad to be with their accomplices when they (grapplers) were preparing in front of the Olympics with the NGOs working with the movement. 

The WFI was likewise troubled that Vinesh Phogat went to Hungary where great fighting accomplices were not accessible.

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