The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) has dropped out four Phogat sisters from National Camp for Asian games trials. WFI did so because of their alleged tantrums and undisciplined behaviour. There are eleven more wrestlers (men and Women) who are left by WFI. The reason behind this is not attending the camp in Lucknow. The camp was made compulsory for Asian games preparations.
“It looks like all of them are not taking the camp seriously. This is a gross breach of discipline on their part because the federation is struggling to ensure enough sparring partners at the women’s camp. This is not acceptable. We have immediately removed these offenders from the Lucknow and Sonepat camps. Moreover, they won’t be allowed to appear for the Asian Games trials.” said Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, President of WFI.
The federation sought explanations from each of the Phogat sisters after issuing a show cause notice on Wednesday. Along with the Phogat sisters, show cause notices have been sent to eleven other freestyle wrestlers (men and women) and they have been dropped from the camp. Further, President of WFI Brij Bhushan said that the federation would have called other wrestlers for the camp if the offenders would have told WFI that they will not be attending the national camp.