Sushil Kumar could lose Commonwealth Games berth

Resham Gupta
Last Updated: Jan 12 2018 14:42

WRESTLING- Two time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar could lose his Commonwealth berth if he is found guilty of instigating violence during his Commonwealth Games (CWG) selection trial bout against Parveen Rana last month.

Sushil won the bout 7-3 but later his supporters attacked Rana and his entourage.

Though Sushil has denied any involvement in the fracas, it might not be enough to ensure his CWG participation in Gold Coast (Australia).

“Whatever happened during the trials was unfortunate. I have condemned the incident myself so the allegations made against me are very surprising,” The Indian Express quoted Sushil’s letter, dated January 5.

“Neither me nor any people associated with me are involved in this incident.”

Delhi Police has booked him and his supporters under two sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) — 341 (wrongful restraint) and 323 (voluntarily causing hurt).

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