High court angry over the exclusion of Tejaswin Shankar from the CWG team, lashed out at AFI, said- pay attention to the player’s ‘merit’

Justice Jasmeet Singh issued this notice and on the basis of the petition, has sought response from the Athletics Federation of India (AFI), the Sports Ministry and the Senior Category Selection Committee of AFI.

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the selection committee to select high jump athletes on the basis of merit. Tejaswin Shankar (Tejaswin Shankar) Consider the names of who have been left out of the squad that will participate in the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games. The High Court said that his Inter-State Championship to quash Shankar’s name (Inter-State Championship) Participation should not be the only criterion as he is a medal contender so there should not be an issue of ego.

High Court seeks response from Sports Ministry and AFI

Justice Jasmeet Singh issued this notice and on the basis of the petition, has sought response from the Athletics Federation of India (AFI), the Sports Ministry and the Senior Category Selection Committee of the AFI. The petition was filed to direct the AFI that Shankar should not be disqualified from participating in the Commonwealth Games 2022 on the ground of not participating in the Inter-State Senior Athletics Championships and allowing him to participate on the ground that he The qualifying standard in the National Collegiate Athletic Federation Championship was achieved.

Can’t keep record holder out

The court said, they are record holders and you cannot throw them out just like that. He (Shankar) is likely to win a medal. Don’t let it be an ego clash. AFI and selection committee counsel Partha Goswami informed the court that the final list of players has been prepared and submitted to the Indian Olympic Association (IOA). He said that the selection committee has to meet today itself. To this the court directed, the selection committee should consider Shankar’s case on the basis of his jumping ability and his non-participation in the Inter-State Championship should not be the sole criterion for rejection of his candidature.

Murali Sreeshankar is in form

Murali Sreeshankar has done wonders to win gold by making a historic jump in the 12th International Jumping Meet in Greece. Sreeshankar, who has played in Tokyo Olympics, holds the national record of 8.36 meters. In this competition, Sweden’s Tobias Montler won the silver medal with a jump of 8.27 meters, while France’s Jules Pomery got the bronze medal. Only the top three players could go beyond eight metres. The Kerala athlete had jumped 8.14 and 8.17 meters in the first India Open Jumps Meet of the season. He broke his own national record in the Federation Cup in Kozhikode.