After winning hearts and medals at the recent Commonwealth Games, seems like the four Phogat sisters are going to be in trouble. The recent news surfacing over the internet says that Geeta, Babita, Sangeeta and Ritu Phogat have been allegedly taken down from the National Camp held in Lucknow.
Read on to know more.
The Phogat sisters have allegedly been indiscipline and absent from the National Camp. But as per the reports, one of the sisters, Babita Phogat claims that she hasn't been there due to her recovering injury.
However, the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) has said that the Phogat sisters should have informed them about their reason of absence which they didn't. This behaviour of theirs has been marked as 'serious indiscipline' by them.
Says the WFI President Bhushan Sharan Singh to PTI, "The wrestlers selected for the national camp are expected to physically report to the camp within 3 days. If they have any problems or issues thy should go there and report it to the coaches and find a solution.But Geeta, Babita and others (in all 13) did not do that. They were incommunicado. This is serious indiscipline on their part and the WFI felt it's time to pull the plug. So we have told them to sit at home and enjoy".
This elimination from the National Camp can also cost the sisters the next trials for the Asian Games. Although Singh might give them a chance to explain their absence and would analyse if their reason is satisfactory or not. Says Singh, "Let them first come to us and explain the reasons behind their actions. For now they are out of the national camp."
Babita claims that she's waiting for her bruised knees to heal before she joins the National Camp. And as far as her sisters Ritu and Sangeeta are concerned, Babita says that they're only waiting for their visas to get ready so as to take part in a training camp in Russia. "Geeta is in Bangalore. I thought she has joined the camp. I am also going to Bangalore for my rehab at the JSW facilities", concluded Babita.
We're going to wait on further updates on this story.
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