Paralympic Committee Of India Gets Suspended Due To Infighting With International Federation

17/04/2015 4:05 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - APRIL 25: Bangalore Mahesh Sha of India competes in the men's 200m medley on day two of the Caixa Loterias 2014 Paralympics Swimming competition at Hebraica Club on April 25, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Alexandre Schneider /Getty Images)

NEW DELHI — The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has suspended the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) for an indefinite period due to "individual conflicts at the national level between different groups and persons".

"With this letter we would like to inform you that we have taken the decision to suspend the PCI with immediate effect and for an unlimited period of time," IPC Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Xavier Gonzalez wrote to PCI president Rajesh Tomar.

"We regret to have had to take that decision. However, the situation in the PCI has been chaotic for several years now which is mostly due to individual conflicts at the national level between different groups and persons."

This development comes after the PCI was under the scanner for providing inadequate and poor facilities to athletes during the National Para-Athletics Championships last month in Ghaziabad.

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