CWG 2022 Lovlina Borgohain Leaves Earlier From Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony Faces Problems BFI vice president unhappy

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CWG 2022 Lovlina Borgohain: Olympic bronze medalist Indian boxer Lovlina Borgohain has been in the news even before the start of the ongoing Commonwealth Games. Meanwhile, skipping the Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony on Thursday also cost her dearly as she was stuck for about an hour after that. The opening ceremony lasted almost two hours on Thursday night and Lovlina along with another member of the Indian boxing contingent, Muhammad Hussamuddin, decided to leave the Alexander Stadium early for the sports village.

Why did Lovlina leave early from the opening ceremony?

When asked why she skipped the ceremony, Lovlina told PTI, “We wanted to practice in the morning because we have a match a day after that. The ceremony was going on and we then decided to leave. We asked to provide taxis but we were told that taxis were not available.” The ceremony was still going on and both the boxers could not taxi themselves. In such a situation, he had no option to reach the sports village. Later he took the first bus from National Exhibition Center to Khel Village.

BFI vice president unhappy

The Indian contingent was provided with three cars by the organizers but their drivers were not present as Indian players and officials had arrived for the opening ceremony by buses. Indian contingent chief Rajesh Bhandari was not happy with the whole development. Bhandari is also the Vice President of the Boxing Federation of India (BFI). Bhandari said, “In the middle of the ceremony, I came to know that she has returned with another boxer. We all came in buses and then taxi option was not available. If he had to return soon then he should not have come to the ceremony. Several other players had also decided not to attend the event as they had to practice or take part in their events the next day. I will talk to the boxing team in this matter.

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A total of 164 players and officials from India participated in the opening ceremony. The Indian players who decided not to attend the ceremony included the women’s Indian cricket team as they have to play the next day. Before the games, Lovlina had alleged that her coach was being harassed continuously and her personal coach Sandhya Gurung was not being allowed to come to the sports village. However, Sandhya was later given the recognition card of the sports village.

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