The Wrestling Federation of India was suspended on Thursday by the sport’s world governing body United World Wrestling for its failure to conduct elections within the stipulated time.
The suspension will continue until a new executive body is elected to run the day-to-day affairs of the federation.
“The 45-day deadline that was initially set to hold this elective assembly shall be respected. Failing to do so may lead UWW to suspend the federation, thereby forcing the athletes to compete under a neutral flag,” said the statement.
The global body is reported to have communicated its decision to the ad-hoc panel that currently runs the federation on Wednesday night.