We are ready to cooperate with probe panel: AFI

Written by: Pti
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Athletics Federation of India
New Delhi, Jul 6: Under fire after the doping scandal that rocked the country, the Athletics Federation of India today (Jul 6) said that it is ready to cooperate with the probe panel set up by the sports ministry and help in getting to the bottom of the menace.

The AFI came under severe criticism after eight athletes, including Asian Games double gold medallist Ashwini Akkunji and her gold medal winning 4x400 relay team-mates Mandeep Kaur and Sini Jose, flunked dope tests for anabolic steroids and it said it agreed to the "six point" decision taken by Sports Minister Ajay Maken after the scandal.

"The federation is ready to fully cooperate with the probe panel set up by the Sports Minister to go into the bottom of the scandal. We fully agree to the six point decision taken by the minister," AFI Director M L Dogra told PTI.

Dogra said the AFI is yet to get any written intimation from the sports minister to submit a report on the scandal but said the federation will comply after getting such an official communication.

"Yesterday, I heard the minister saying so in the press conference but we have not got any official communication. May be we will get it after the probe panel members and its head are announced. We will comply with and send a report to the minister after getting official communication," he said.

"We have also instituted our internal inquiry on the doping episode. The three-member committee will submit preliminary report within a month and final report within three months," he said. 


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