NEW DELHI: The chain of occasions associated to the lately held Tent Pegging World Cup qualifier in India is getting murkier with each passing day. After the Equestrian Federation of India (EFI) held the Nepal Equestrian Affiliation (NEA) liable for the fiasco that noticed 4 horsemen of Indian nationality compete on the occasion as a group representing Nepal, NEA denied sending any group from their facet.
TOI received in contact with NEA president Rabi Rajkarnikar on Thursday to get the Nepal facet’s response. He stated, “We’re the professional equestrian physique in Nepal and we had no details about this championship – neither the competitors or any illustration from Nepal. We did not even have any formal invitation by the ITPF (Worldwide Tent Pegging Federation).
Your complete episode is weird and hurts the nation’s fame. An neutral and thorough probe ought to be performed. If discovered responsible, errant officers should be censured.
“In Nepal, at any time when we ship participation for any worldwide championship out of Nepal, we’re required to get permission from the Nationwide Sports activities Council and since equestrian is an Olympic sport we additionally have to get permission from the Nepal Olympic Committee. We consulted our board members too about this whole incident and none of us have been conscious of this occasion.”
In addition to the Nepal Olympic Committee and the nation’s Nationwide Sports activities Council, riders additionally want an approval from Nepalese Military to participate in a world meet, said Rajkarnikar.
“Our riders characterize the Nepal Military. To take part in such an occasion, riders may also should get a proper approval from the Nepal Military. The 4 riders that participated within the event will not be our riders, they haven’t come from Nepal. I can confirm that,” he added. EFI secretary Col. Jaiveer Singh on Wednesday advised TOI that he had acquired an e mail from one Mr. Sikshit Shrestha – representing the Nepalese federation – who confirmed the 4 names and the supposed Nepalese group’s participation for the occasion.
“I believe Col. Jaiveer Singh has been misled on this matter. Whosoever has achieved this has taken unlawful steps. I requested Col. Singh to ship me the e-mail and he despatched it to me. I discovered that the mail was not from our official equestrian federation e mail account. Some prison issues have occurred for positive,” Rajkarnikar stated. “We now have requested the Equestrian Federation of India to analyze and do the needful. Who participated in Nepal’s title? Why did they take part? Who advised them to take part? They’re investigating and ideally will share with me all the data.”