AIBA hits back at BFI; Claims India has not paid two-thirds of host city fee as well
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New Delhi: The Boxing Federation of India (BFI) has still not paid almost two third of the host city fee for conducting the 2018 women's world championship, the International Boxing Association (AIBA) has said, accusing the BFI of failing to "comply with its obligations."

After the BFI stated that AIBA acted in haste by taking away the 2021 men's world championship from the country for non-payment of host city fee, the global governing body hit back in a statement on late Wednesday night.

"The decision by AIBA was also prompted by the fact that almost two thirds of the Host Fee due by BFI for having hosted the 2018 AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships remains outstanding to date, more than 18 months after the event," the AIBA stated.

"This host fees should have been paid by BFI in summer 2018. AIBA showed a lot of patience and comprehension, agreeing on numerous successive repayment plans, which were never respected by BFI," it added.

The BFI did not offer any immediate response to the latest salvo fired by AIBA and top officials declined to comment on the matter.

The AIBA, which has been suspended by the IOC for financial and administrative mismanagement, did not disclose the amount which is due to be paid by BFI for the 2018 event, which was held in the national capital.

AIBA handed over the 2021 men's championship, originally allotted to India in 2017, to the Serbian capital of Belgrade on Monday.

The BFI had acknowledged the delay in payment for the men's event but blamed it on "procedural complications" arising out of the AIBA's failure to resolve "issues" with regards to the account in which the money was to be transferred.

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