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Coach to move Delhi HC against Dronacharya snub

Former chief national wrestling coach Vinod Kumar will be filing a petition in the Delhi High Court tomorrow against the Dronacharya Award selection committee for ignoring him for the prestigious honour.

The Dronacharya Award selection committee had on Friday recommended Anoop Singh Dahiya’s name for this award.

“I already went to the court on Monday and will be filing a petition against the decision of the committee tomorrow at the Delhi High court,” Vinod Kumar told PTI. The award ceremony will take place on August 29 at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Vinod, who was the chief national men’s team coach from November 2010 to April 2015, claimed that he had earned more points for his achievements of his <g data-gr-id="20">wards</g> at the international tournaments than Anoop.

“I have approximately 420 <g data-gr-id="25">points</g> but the committee recommended Anoop’s name despite him having <g data-gr-id="24">less</g> points (around 375) than me. “This is not fair. My name should have recommended by the committee on the basis of the points I have got. I had the highest points amongst all the nominees. I have better qualification for getting the award. Therefore, I have decided to approach the court,” Vinod, who was conferred with Dhyan Chand award in 2012, said. Asked what has gone wrong, the ex-coach said, “I have learnt that my name was dropped because the committee had argued that I had got the Dhyan Chand award.” 


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