Former Mumbai Cricket Affiliation president and BJP chief Ashish Shelar has filed his nomination for the president’s publish within the Boxing Federation of India, difficult incumbent Ajay Singh in elections to be held on December 18.
He filed his papers on Wednesday and has been included within the BFI electoral school that has paved the best way for him to tackle Singh.
The BFI elections have been due since September however had been postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The method can be performed in the course of the physique’s AGM in Gurugram.
“I’m wanting ahead to becoming a member of the boxing household and taking this important Olympic sport to the subsequent stage,” Shelar was quoted as saying in a press launch.
“I will strengthen boxing on the grassroots stage which has sorely been uncared for. On the similar time, I can use my join with cricket and soccer stalwarts to offer the push for our elite boxers to realize much more glory for the nation,” he stated.
BFI Secretary Normal Jay Kowli welcomed his entry into the fray. The final date of submitting nominations is December 8.
“Mr Shelar is a wonderful administrator and has completed so much for a lot of sports activities in Maharashtra and his imaginative and prescient for boxing is actually spectacular,” he stated.
The 48-year-old Shelar is a former sports activities minister of Maharashtra. He’s a former chairman of the Mumbai District Soccer Affiliation, that has 350 golf equipment underneath its wings, the discharge said. He’s at the moment an MLA from the Bandra West constituency.