Kolkata: The World Archery on Thursday suspended the Archery Association of India for defying its guidelines by electing two parallel bodies, asking the federation to put its house in order by the end of this month. The decision is effective from Monday and the last event in which the archers can participate under the Indian flag is the World Archery Youth Championships in Mad-rid from August 19 to 25. “World Archery is implementing the decision taken in June by suspending the Archery Association of India,” World Archery secretary general Tom Dielen said in a statement, accessed by PTI.
The AAI had to find a solution by the end of July as per the deadline given WA’s executive board since no progress was made, the world governing body implemented the suspension order.
A court judgement is expected on the dispute, the AAI had requested the WA for extension but was turned down.