Asian Wrestling Championship: Pakistani wrestlers get visa, China should wait

by Jeremy Spirogis
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The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) stated on Sunday that Pakistani wrestlers will take part within the Asian Wrestling Championships to be held in New Delhi from 18 to 23 February.

WFI Secretary-General Vinod Tomar stated that Pakistani wrestlers have been granted visas after the collective efforts of the Federation. <! –

                 He advised the Chinese wrestlers that they must wait until Monday.

Tomar advised IANS, 'I met Sports Secretary Radheshyam Jhulania on Friday and he instantly took up the matter with the Home Secretary. The course of took a while because the embassy was ordered to visa for them on Saturday.

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"IOA President Narinder Batra also made a lot of efforts for this and the Pakistani team got a visa on Saturday, while most government offices are normally closed on this day," he stated.

After getting the visa, now a six-member workforce from Pakistan will come to India to take part within the Asian Wrestling Championship. The Pakistani workforce is anticipated to achieve India on 18 February.

Pakistan's six-man squad consists of a referee, a coach and 4 wrestlers. These 4 wrestlers embrace Mohammed Bilal (57 kg), Abdul Rahman (74 kg), Tayyab Raza (97 kg) and Zaman Anwar (125 kg).

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