Pakistani wrestlers have cleared the way to take part in the Asian Junior Wrestling Championship. After the commitment of the Indian Wrestling Federation (WFI) to confine itself to the neighboring country’s tournament venue, the Home Ministry has approved the Pakistani team on Wednesday.
WFI got approval for the championship on Tuesday, but the Home Ministry had banned it from participating in Pakistan, Iraq and Afghanistan.
The six-day championship will take place from 17 to 22 July at the KD Jadhav Stadium in the capital. WFI feared that if the Pakistani wrestlers were not granted the visa, the global institution could impose a fine on them and impose a ban.
Pakistani wrestlers did not participate in the Asian Cadet Championships in 2015 because the Home Ministry refused to grant them a visa.
WFI Assistant Secretary Vinod Tomar said that we received a message from the Home Ministry that Pakistani wrestlers can take part in the championship. But for this we had to commit to the Crime Branch that we would take responsibility for the Pakistani team.
We have to ensure that the Pakistani parties do not go anywhere from the hotel and the competition venue. Iraq and Afghanistan have not sent any entry for Free Style and Greco Roman.