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Ad hoc body is planned

New Delhi: The exit of Haryana strongman Abhay Chautala from the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) seems to have changed equations in the Indian Boxing Federation (IBF) also.

Still under suspension from the International Boxing Association (AIBA) for possible manipulations in elections, several state units in the IBF are now planning to form an ad hoc committee on February 23, in Guwahati. And that goes against the wishes of the Chautala group.

The IBF is now the only sports federation in India to remain suspended by their parent association, after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) brought the IOA back into the Olympic fold on February 11.

The suspension of taekwondo and fencing federations were lifted almost immediately after the IOC action.

The crucial IBF meeting, sources said, could be attended by more than 20 states and affiliated units. “We have already informed the AIBA about the meeting,” a senior official said.