BFI suspends former general secretary Jay Kovali for ‘negligence in duties’


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  • BFI suspends its former general secretary Jai Kovali
  • He has failed to perform his duties in current role: BFI
  • The decision was taken in the meeting of the Executive Committee of BFI held on January 10.

The Boxing Federation of India (BFI) has suspended its former general secretary and Maharashtra State Association president Jay Kovali following the decision of its disciplinary committee. The committee stated that he had failed to perform his duties in the present role. Kovali is also a referee/judge.

A top federation source told PTI that he has been “barred from all boxing related activities in India and abroad for dereliction of duty”. The decision was taken at the BFI’s executive committee meeting held on January 10. Boxer-turned-administrator Kovali did not immediately respond for comment on the matter. “There have been several incidents involving him in the past and when he was asked for a report on the functioning of Maharashtra Sanstha, he failed to do so. “Therefore, the BFI’s disciplinary committee recommended that he be suspended from the game until he gives an acceptable explanation for his action,” he said. If he does so, the decision may be reconsidered. ,