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World Archery suspends Archery Association of India

first_img Press Trust of India KolkataAugust 8, 2019UPDATED: August 8, 2019 14:26 IST Indian archers will have to participate under World Archery’s flag until AAI’s suspension is lifted. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSWorld Archery has suspended Indian Archery Association of India (AAI)Indian Archers will now participate under the World Archery flag until suspension is liftedLast event in which the archers can participate under the Indian flag is the World Archery Youth ChampionshipsThe World Archery on Thursday suspended the Archery Association of India for defying its guidelines by electing two parallel bodies, asking the federation to put its house in order by the end of this month.The decision is effective from Monday and the last event in which the archers can participate under the Indian flag is the World Archery Youth Championships in Madrid from August 19-25.”World Archery is implementing the decision taken in June by suspending the Archery Association of India,” World Archery secretary general Tom Dielen said in a statement, accessed by PTI.The AAI had to find a solution by the end of July as per the deadline given WA’s executive board and since no progress has been made, the world governing body implemented the suspension order.”If no solution is found by the end of this month, the executive board will decide what can be done to preserve the chances of Indian athletes participating in the Asian Championships and Asian Para Championships,” Dielen said in the statement, accessed by PTI.Since a court judgement is expected on the dispute, the AAI had requested the WA to give it a few more days but it was turned down. Interestingly, suspension order has come a day before court hearing on the issue.Olympic quota places will be up for grabs at the Asian Championships and Asian Para Championships, to be held in Bangkok in November.India so far have three men’s places secured for the next Olympics but has yet to win a women’s spot.advertisement”At the same time, World Archery will also decide whether individual athletes can participate in the Indoor Archery World Series.”Tournaments on the Indoor Archery World Series, held from November-February, are open to all athletes rather than just the national teams. But archers must be a member of a national federation in good standing to register.In two separate elections, held simultaneously on June 9 in New Delhi and Chandigarh, AAI elected two presidents Arjun Munda and BVP Rao. Munda had support of 20 state associations while 10 state bodies backed Rao.World Archery had sent a representative, Kazi Rajib Uddin Ahmed Chapol, as a mediator and observer for the elections but could not get both the factions to agree to a common election.The Sports Authority (SAI) of India is now conducting trials for the upcoming Asian Championships in Sonepat and will announce the squad on Friday.”Nothing is happening for us for last eight years. There has been no planning whatsoever. First, we were told that this will be for the Asian Championships and now after reaching here we were told that they are picking the squad for the Olympics as well,” he said from Sonepat.”Many senior archers have failed to come for the trials so does it mean that they would miss out on the Olympics selection? There has been no planning whatsoever.”The WA had earlier suspended the Polish Archery Federation, its member association in Poland, under similar circumstances in October last year but only to lift it in February this year.Also See For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow World archeryFollow Archery Association World Archery suspends Archery Association of IndiaAfter the World Archery suspension, the last event in which the archers can participate under the Indian flag is the World Archery Youth Championships in Madrid from August 19-25advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Explosions next to commuter train forces passengers to flee

first_imgThe rail operator said it had come from a “line side fire”Credit:Lauren Hurley/PA The South Western Railway service was travelling between London Waterloo and Hampton Court Passengers on a packed commuter train were forced to flee when they heard several “explosions” and saw a fire flare up alongside the carriage.The South Western Railway service was travelling between London Waterloo and Hampton Court at around 6.30pm when witnesses reported seeing sparks and smoke.It pulled into Berrylands station, south-west London, where commuters were told to leave the platform by emergency services.Dramatic pictures posted on social media show flames shooting up the side of the train’s front carriage.The rail operator said it had come from a “line side fire”, prompting cancellations and delays along the line. Media Consultant Graham Lovelace, 55, was travelling home to Hampton Court when he was caught up in the scare.He told the Press Association: “(The) train was busy, front carriages packed, passengers standing – including me.”Just after we left New Malden station there were loud bangs and bright white sparks.”I was in the front carriage where the electrical fault seemed to be located.”There was a strong smell of smoke and passengers shouted to open the windows.”Soon after there were more large sparks and more smoke. The rail operator said it had come from a "line side fire"center_img “As the train pulled into Berrylands station people left the train, but that was when the biggest explosions happened. Everyone got off the train and stood on the platform.” The South Western Railway service was travelling between London Waterloo and Hampton CourtCredit: Victoria Jones/PA Fire crews soon arrived on the scene and ordered everyone off the platform, he added.South Western said: “We are currently in contact with the train crew, and our specialist teams will be working hard to ascertain the problem and rectify it as soon as possible to get the line reopened.”The fire service are also on the scene to investigate the cause of the fire.”Initial reports suggested that a train had caught fire, this has now been confirmed not have been the case.”last_img read more