SAI Director General Jiji Thomson told a press meet that the there was a realistic chance of Indian boxers not taking part in the Games under the country's flag.
     
"There is a realistic chance of Indian boxers not taking part under Indian flag. We have apprehensions that AIBA will not allow them to represent India if the elections (to Boxing India) are not held as scheduled (on September 11)," Thomson said while interacting with reporters to assess India's performance in Glasgow Commonwealth Games and preparations for the September 19-October 4 Asian Games in Soouth Korea.
     
"Indian boxers took part in the Glasgow Commonwealth Games under the understatnding that elections will be held soon after the CWG. So, I hope the elections are held as per schedule. Otherwise, our boxers may not take part under Indian flag," Thomson added.
     
After many delays, Boxing India, the provisional body entrusted with the responsibility of conducting elections by AIBA after the termination of Indian Boxing Federation in December 2012, has announced September 11 as the new date to hold the polls for the formation of a new federation.
     
The Indian Olympic Association, which has formed an ad-hoc committee to run the some affairs of the sport in the country, has recently written to the world body AIBA to hold the elections, saying that it has got many complaints from state units.
     
SAI Executive Director (Teams) Sudhir Setia said that the situation of boxing in the country has reached to such a situation that the pugilists were not being able to get foreign exposure as many countries have refused to host the Indian boxers due to the non-existence of a full-fledged federation.

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