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Wrestler Sushil in trouble with federation

CNN-IBN
Feb 05, 2009 at 01:23pm IST

New Delhi: In a surprising move the Wrestling Federation of India has sent a show cause notice to Olympic bronze medalist Sushil Kumar.

The reason given by the federation is that the Olympian wrestler refused to travel with the Indian team to America for a wrestling tournament.

The federation says Sushil Kumar informed the organisation of his unavailability at the last moment and as a result of the delay they could not replace him with another wrestler.

FITNESS ISSUE: The wrestler defends that his doctor advised him to stay away due to injury.

However Sushil's coach Satpal has told CNN-IBN that the federation is over-reacting while the truth is that Sushil had injured himself during the nationals. Satpal said that Sushil decided to skip the tournament on the advice of his doctor.

The federation however, has given Sushil a 15-day period to file a reply and says that it will not hesitate to take disciplinary action against the wrester.

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