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BFI Secretary General Kowli elected Asian Boxing Confederation's EC member

Press Trust of India  |  Bangkok 

Federation of (BFI) was Wednesday elected as a member of the Asian Confederation's (ASBC) here.

Kowli was elected at the here, polling 23 votes out of a total 36 Asian countries attending the event. The ASBC EC comprises 16 members in all and was being represented by BFI for the past two years.

Kowli is a veteran administrator, who has also been a former and ring He has worked as a of the national federation in two different terms.

The was held just a couple of days before the Asian Championships, which will have simultaneous competition for men and women for the first time since its inception.

The technical meeting and the draw of the championship is scheduled to take place on Thursday.

At Wednesday's Congress, the ASBC endorsed the Association (AIBA) as "the one and only governing body of Olympic Boxing" despite the recent administrative turmoil in the body due to which the (IOC) threatened to kick boxing out of

The ASBC called upon the IOC to "recognise the significant advancements AIBA has made in governance, anti-doping, finances and the refereeing and judging programme."

It also urged the IOC to restart a dialogue with AIBA and "serve the athletes by approving the qualification system for the Tokyo

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First Published: Wed, April 17 2019. 18:25 IST