Sushil Kumar’s hopes to play in Rio Olympics dashed after Delhi High Court dismisses his plea

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Delhi High court on Monday dismissed wrestler Sushil Kumar’s plea seeking trial with Narsingh Yadav for a berth in Rio Olympics, scheduled to be held in Brazil in August this year.

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The HC said that it will not interfere in the jurisdiction of the wrestling federation unless arbitrary or unreasonable behaviour was shown.

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Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) conducted a transparent process of selection, the court said adding that the arguments that the trial was held months ago and hence not tenable, are unsound and not accepted.

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The court said that though Sushil Kumar was a player with great record, the decision of Wrestling Federation could not be held perverse.

 

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