Sushil Kumar: Praveen Rana brawl may see Sushil Kumar miss Commonwealth Games | More sports News
NEW DELHI: Sushil Kumar may very well be suspended and his entry for the April Commonwealth Video games withdrawn if Delhi police file a chargesheet towards the double Olympic medallist within the case of brawl involving him and fellow wrestler Praveen Rana through the choice trials for the Gold Coast CWG, the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) has indicated.
Sushil personally instigated his supporters – Rana
WFI’s response got here after Sushil responded to the federation’s show-cause discover, denying his involvement within the scuffle which noticed some alleged Sushil supporters thrashing Rana’s elder brother Naveen following the high-tension bout between Sushil and Rana within the 74kg class. Sushil beat Rana 7-Three within the semifinal after which Jitender Kumar Four-Three within the closing to qualify for the CWG.
Rana had not too long ago filed a written criticism with the WFI, alleging that it was Sushil who instigated his supporters and threatened to hurt him and his brother for daring to take the mat towards the celebrated Olympian from Baprola village in Delhi’s Najafgarh. Earlier, Rana had lodged a police criticism towards Sushil and his ‘supporters’ for his or her involvement within the fracas.
Sushil, in his single web page reply to the WFI which has been accessed by the TOI, has stated that he would by no means do something “deliberately or unintentionally” to deliver the game of wrestling into disrepute.
“Wrestling is my life and I’m at all times dedicated to the game of wrestling. I had no intention to demean wrestling or any of the wrestler and I’ll by no means ever do it. I actually did not need to disrupt the self-discipline of the federation and I will at all times observe it sooner or later. I need to guarantee that neither I nor any of my supporters had been concerned on this entire incident. I condemn the complete episode,” Sushil wrote in his defence.
As an alternative, Sushil expressed his “shock and shock” over the allegations levelled towards him by Rana. “Once I had received the trial, I had no different bout to battle and I left the wrestling corridor straightaway to satisfy the ready media outdoors.