CWG 2018: India To Appeal KT Irfan, V Rakesh Babu’s Eviction Over No Needle Policy Violation

| April 13 , 2018 , 12:05 IST

The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) evicted two Indian athletes, KT Irfan and V Rakesh Babu, after being found guilty of breaching the ‘No Needle Policy’ violation on Friday.

The Indian contingent at the Commonwealth Games will appeal against the CGF court's decision to oust two of the country's athletes for violating the no needle policy.

"We don't agree with some decisions, and we will discuss with our higher authorities. We will appeal against these decisions," general team manager, Namdev Shirgaonker said addressing a press conference that was also attended by the Indian chef-de-mission Vikram Sisodia.

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Commonwealth Games Federation President Louise Martin gave a statement about the case saying, “Rakesh Babu and Irfan Kolothum Thodi are with immediate effect not permitted to participate in the Games. The accreditation of Rakesh Babu and Irfan Kolothum Thodi was suspended with effect from 09:00 hours on April 13, 2018. Both athletes were removed from the Games Village,”

He added, “We have asked the Commonwealth Games Association of India to ensure both athletes depart Australia on the first flight available.”

Previously the boxing federation had been hit with a doping case violation before the start of the games for their breach of no needle violation which was soon resolved.