NEW DELHI: Every week after TOI solely reported in its March 25, 2021 version how 4 horsemen of Indian nationality represented Nepal on the Tent Pegging World Cup qualification occasion in Higher Noida final month, the Equestrian Federation of India (EFI) lastly took cognizance of this rip-off at its Govt Committee’s assembly right here.
In what could be termed as a face-saving transfer, EFI has constituted a five-member panel to conduct an inquiry into the whole incident. The panel includes of Col. Satya Solanki, Col. JS Maan, Col. Rakesh Nair, Kevic Setalvad and Naresh Tehlan.
The committee has been tasked to submit the report by April 15. In keeping with the minutes of the assembly, the committee will primarily look into 4 main points:
a) Whether or not the nationality of the Nepali riders was checked? If not, who was accountable for a similar?
b) Verifying the authenticity of the communication acquired by EFI from the collaborating nations, together with collaborating athletes.
c) Examine and establish particular person/individuals liable for making Indian riders take part on behalf of Nepal.
d) Was satisfactory procedures adopted to acquire essential safety clearances of the collaborating gamers from the Ministries of Youth Affairs and Sports activities, Exterior Affairs and Dwelling Affairs?
The EFI can even file a First Data Report (FIR) and Dr. Sanjay Gupta has been tasked to take action on the federation’s behalf.
The Govt Committee assembly, which was thinly-attended, was chaired by Lt. Gen. PR Venkatesh, one of many two vice-presidents of EFI. The others within the assembly have been: Col. Jaiveer Singh, secretary basic, Lt. Col. MM Rahman, joint secretary, Col. PP Singh, Col. SS Ahlawat, Harish Khokhar, vice-president (finance), Col. Vikas Thakur, Dr Sanjay Gupta, Lt. Col. DP Nanda and Dr SY Quraishi, the court-appointed observer.
TOI’s repeated calls to Col. Jaiveer Singh, the secretary basic, to get his response went unanswered.
Giving particulars, a high supply throughout the EFI informed TOI, “Initially, we had acquired to know that Bahrain, Belarus, Pakistan, Qatar, USA, Russia and Sudan have been coming to take part within the event. And India was there because the host nation. However in a couple of days, apparently Bahrain, Qatar, Russia and Sudan pulled out. The committee ought to examine if all these groups had proven eagerness to take part. All of the documentation have to be there with the Worldwide Tent Pegging Federation, EFI and the respective federations of those nations.
“Moreover, the position of Equiwings also needs to be checked because it was EFI’s organizing accomplice for the World Cup qualifier. No matter inquiry occurs and its outcomes – all the things ought to come out within the public area.”