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Vikas Krishan’s Appeal Rejected by Court of Arbitration

  • By PTI

  • Aug 06, 2012
  • LONDON,United Kingdom

    India’s hopes of boxer Vikas Krishan being restored to the Olympic Games competition after he was controversially eliminated on a protest by his American opponent were dashed when the Court of Arbitration for Sports rejected the country’s appeal on Monday.

    The world’s top sports tribunal ruled that the appeal was not maintainable as there was no provision to contest the decision of AIBA’s Competition Jury, which it said was the final authority for any disputes.

    “There is no provision in the AIBA Technical and Competition Rules allowing for an appeal against the decision of the Competition Jury in relation to a protest. The decision of the Competition Jury is final and cannot be appealed,” the CAS said in a statement.

    “For this reason, your appeal letter cannot be considered and the Appeal Letter is hereby returned to you,” the statement added.

    Acting Chef-de-Mission of the Indian contingent Muralidharan Raja said India would not pursue the matter any further.

    Krishan was ousted from the games after AIBA overturned the result of his 69kg pre-quarterfinal bout against American Errol Spence following a review. The Indian had been declared winner by a 13-11 verdict Aug. 3.

    The 20-year-old had been declared the winner but following an appeal by his rival’s team management, the AIBA awarded the bout 15-13 to the American citing fouls committed by the Indian that were not noticed by the referee.

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  • dramaresh
  • Aug 06, 2012

    I am wondered how the India has lost his case before the CAS. It has very good case for appeal. Perhaps the Chief - de - mission of India has not taken the assistance of a good Sports Lawyer before filing the Appeal. It seems that Indian Contingent shall now take two three good Sports Lawyer along with Indian Contingent. As being done by other advance country.

    Prof. Dr. AMARESH KUMAR)
    BPE., MPE., Ph.D., LL. B.
    Academic Lawyer, Supreme Court of India
    Sports Attorney, International Court of Arbitration for Sports, Lausanne,
    Member, International Sports Lawyers Association, Zurich
    Hony. Visiting Professor and Research Fellow - International Sports Law
    TMC ASSER Institute for International Laws, the Hague, the Netherlands
    Secretary General - Asian Council of Arbitration for Sports
    All India Council of Physical Education & Sports Law India
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