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Sports Ministry gives NOC to new boxing body’s registration

Decks are being cleared for the smooth conduct of a new boxing federation’s election with the Sports Ministry on Wednesday giving the go ahead for the proposed body’s registration besides agreeing to depute an observer for the polls.

“Sports Ministry grants NOC for registration of Boxing Federation of India, will depute observer to the Federation’s elections,” the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports said in a tweet.

The new body -- to be called the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) -- is expected to hold elections on May 8 although the date could be revised to ensure completion of formalities related to nomination of candidates.

“But the May 14 deadline set by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) will be certainly met and things are moving in the right direction,” a top official told a news agency. 
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