Commonwealth Games gold-medallist boxer Akhil Kumar re-inducted into NADA panel

Akhil, who is also serving in Haryana Police as ACP Gurugram, was formerly in the panel from 2017 to 2019

Press Trust of India May 12, 2020 13:46:37 IST
Commonwealth Games gold-medallist boxer Akhil Kumar re-inducted into NADA panel

New Delhi: Former Commonwealth Games gold-winning boxer Akhil Kumar has been re-inducted into the National Anti-Doping Agency's (NADA) Disciplinary Panel.

Commonwealth Games goldmedallist boxer Akhil Kumar reinducted into NADA panel

File photo of Akhil Kumar. Reuters

Akhil, who is also serving in Haryana Police as ACP Gurugram, was formerly in the panel from 2017 to 2019.

"Not an extension, it's a case of reinduction in the anti-doping disciplinary panel," NADA Director General Navin Agarwal told PTI.

The Arjuna award-winning Olympian is among the most accomplished names in Indian boxing and has also been the government observer for the sport between 2017 and 2019.

"I have been a part of this panel earlier and I am looking forward to being a member again. I will give my best to fulfil the responsibility which comes with this role," the 39-year-old told PTI.

In the past, the Haryana-boxer has advocated criminalising doping while expressing his views on the menace.

The NADA ADDP also features track-and-field Arjuna awardee Ashwini Nachappa among others.

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