The Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) has constituted a four-member committee to investigate the case of missing boxers.
Pakistan sent a small team to Birmingham
Now after Sri Lanka Commonwealth Games Two Pakistani boxers have gone missing in Birmingham since the end of 2014. The national federation gave this information on Wednesday. Pakistan Boxing Federation (PBF) secretary Nasser Tang confirmed the news that boxing Suleiman Baloch and Nazirullah went missing hours before the team left for Islamabad. The Birmingham Commonwealth Games concluded on Monday. However, as soon as the time came for the players to return, the boxers were not found in their rooms.
Federation has players’ passports
Federation official Tang said his travel documents, including his passport, are still with the federation officials who went to the Games with the boxing team. He said the team management has informed the Pakistan High Commission in the UK and the relevant authorities in London about the disappearance of Suleiman and Nazirullah. Pakistan could not win any medal in the boxing competition of Commonwealth. The country won eight medals in these sports, including two golds in weightlifting and javelin throw.
Police is searching for boxers
Tang said the missing boxer’s documents were kept in accordance with the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for all players coming from Pakistan. The Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) has constituted a four-member committee to investigate the case of missing boxers. The missing boxing incident comes two months after national swimmer Faizan Akbar went missing from the FINA World Championships in Hungary. However, Akbar did not even appear to compete in the championship and disappeared with his passport and other documents a few hours after arriving in Budapest. He has not been traced since June.
Sri Lankan players were also missing
Earlier, Sri Lankan players went missing in Birmingham due to financial crisis. First Sri Lankan judo player Chamila Dilani, her manager Acela de Silva and wrestler Shanith, went missing in Birmingham. After this, seven players disappeared one by one, which increased the trouble of the Sri Lankan team. The passports of all these players are with the official team only. Federation officials said that these players had stayed in Birmingham with the intention of doing a job. He currently has a six-month visa.