December 8, 2022

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CHENNAI: Now, the nation’s wrestlers won’t be able to signal contracts with NGOs independently. As an alternative, the contract will now be a tripartite association and the Wrestling Federation of India can be part of it. And to start with it, the nationwide federation has allowed JSW to enter into an settlement with the wrestlers after acquiring its consent.

The WFI president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh had expressed reservations about NGOs providing contracts to wrestlers with out maintaining the federation in a loop.

“JSW approached me and after discussions, we’ve agreed that the contract can be tripartite. As per the settlement, they’ll spend Rs 3 crore yearly on our wrestlers. Clearly, phrases and situations of the contract should be authorized by the WFI earlier than coming into the contract,” the WFI chief advised this every day.
NGOs like JSW and OGQ have been supporting wrestlers by providing them contracts for fairly a while now. Nevertheless, the OGQ appears to have missed out on the chance, at the very least the latest developments counsel so. 

Talking on the difficulty, Singh stated, “OGQ did not strategy me. If it does, we will certainly look into the matter.” Nevertheless, sources claimed that the OGQ, the truth is, dedicated Rs 1 crore annual assist to the WFI, which in flip did not discover it adequate.
Coverage change

In the meantime, in its Annual Common Assembly held on the sidelines of the continuing senior nationals in Gonda, Uttar Pradesh, on Friday, the WFI determined that the quota winners, if the necessity arises, should seem in trials earlier than finalising the nationwide staff for the subsequent Olympics. To this point, the WFI had often allowed the quota winners to characterize the nation within the Olympics. 

“This may hold different wrestlers motivated as they know they will nonetheless qualify for the Olympics by beating the quota holders within the trials,” stated a WFI official when questioned over the transfer.

In one other resolution, it has additionally handed a decision that no state can be allowed to area multiple staff on the nationals. Until this yr, the highest three groups of the earlier championship have been allowed to area two wrestlers in every weight class. The choice is prone to impression wrestling heavyweights like Railways, Companies and Haryana. The transfer, WFI sources claimed, is geared toward giving an equal alternative to wrestlers from different states and likewise selling the game throughout the nation.

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