Former MCA president Ashish Shelar in fray for president’s post in Boxing Federation elections – cricket
Former Mumbai Cricket Association president and BJP chief Ashish Shelar has filed his nomination for the president’s post in 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 in the BFI electoral faculty that has paved the way in which for him to tackle Singh.
The BFI elections have been due since September however have been postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The course of might be carried out through the physique’s AGM in Gurugram.
“I am looking forward to joining the boxing family and taking this crucial Olympic sport to the next level,” Shelar was quoted as saying in a press launch.
“I will be able to strengthen boxing at the grassroots level which has sorely been neglected. At the same time, I can use my connect with cricket and football stalwarts to provide the push for our elite boxers to attain even more glory for the country,” he stated.
BFI Secretary General Jay Kowli welcomed his entry into the fray. The final date of submitting nominations is December 8.
“Mr Shelar is a fine administrator and has done a lot for many sports in Maharashtra and his vision for boxing is truly impressive,” he stated.
The 48-yr-outdated Shelar is a former sports activities minister of Maharashtra. He is a former chairman of the Mumbai District Football Association, that has 350 golf equipment beneath its wings, the discharge acknowledged. He is presently an MLA from the Bandra West constituency.