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Dainik BhaskarFeb 16, 2020, 08:50 PM IST Sports Desk. The Pakistani team will take part in the Asian Wrestling Championship to be held in Delhi. This was confirmed by Vinod Tomar, assistant secretary of the Indian Wrestling Federation. According to him, the Indian government issued visas to the Pakistani team to participate in this competition. After the Pulwama attack on 14 February last year, a team from neighboring country is coming to play India for the first time. However, a decision on the Coronavirus-affected Chinese wrestlers will be decided on Monday. A team of 40 members is coming to India from here. But till now they have not got visa. At the same time, his journey has also not been approved. The championship will be held in Delhi from 18 to 23 February.
The Assistant Secretary said that the officials of the wrestling association met with Sports Secretary Radheshyam Julania on Friday regarding this matter. He immediately spoke to the Home Secretary. After this, visas were issued to Pakistani players and coaches. In this, Narinder Batra, President of the Indian Olympic Association also played an important role. The Pakistan contingent will consist of 4 wrestlers (freestyle category), a coach and a referee. It has Muhammad Bilal (57 kg), Abdul Rahman (74 kg), Tayyab Raza (97 kg), Zaman Anwar (125 kg).
The Indian Wrestling Association requested the Ministry of External Affairs to grant visas
Earlier, Wrestling Federation of India ((WFI) President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh had said that all 40 members of the Chinese wrestling team have been investigated and no coronavirus has been infected. They have filed visa disputes involving players from both countries. But also talked to External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and he received a letter from the international wrestling body United World Wrestling (UWW) in this regard. It was submitted in which he wrote to the Indian Wrestling Federation that players from any country should not have trouble getting visas. If that happens, India will be excluded from the Asian Olympic Qualifiers tournament in China.
According to the rules of United World Wrestling, it is mandatory for the host country to grant visas to the countries participating in the tournament.