Patiala, Oct 23 (UNI) The district administration has served a twenty four hour ultimatum on the organisers of India versus World wrestling bouts to provide the antecedents of the participants.
The administration served the notice after after getting reports that the participation of some of the participants was doubtful.
The wrestling bouts are slated to be held here on October 28.
Besides Patiala, the wrestling is also being staged at Jalandhar on October 26 and at Ludhiana the following day.
When contacted Divisional Commissioner S K Ahluwalia said that the Punjab Sports Director, Pargat Singh, had given them permission to organise the bouts in Patiala and elsewhere in Punjab, without consulting the administration.
When contacted on phone, Mr Pargat Singh clarified that his department gives permission for organising such sport events subject to the clearance by the local administration, which has the authority to reject it for security or other reasons.
Mr Ahluwalia claimed that the big names, as mentioned in the posters and advertisements--- Tigerjeet Singh, Xena, Jenny, Kacey, Jerry Lynn, Killer Pain are not coming for the bouts as per information.
However, if the bouts do take place here at the Polo ground as per the schedule, chaos is likely to prevail due to lack of planning.