After unannounced return, Georgian coach startles SAI with late night time Sonepat go to

Vinayak Padmadeo

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 8

Georgian coach Temo Kasarashvili, who’s employed by the Sports Authority of India (SAI) to educate the Greco-Roman workforce, has develop into a little bit of a headache for the sports activities authorities.

Kasarashvili returned to India unannounced, regardless of being advised to remain in Georgia. His keep in India has solely issues for the authorities and the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI).

SAI has been working additional time to maintain him secure. Besides being his employer, SAI is anxious as Kasarashvili is a international nationwide and the authorities are frightened about holding him and his Indian contacts secure within the occasions of Covid.

Kasarashvili was first assigned to remain on the Jagjeet Wrestling Academy in Jalandhar, which is a Khelo India accredited centre. But when SAI officers had been advised that there are not any wrestlers there, he was cleared to remain in Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. Since there are not any nationwide camps deliberate within the close to future, his companies will probably be utilized in SAI’s e-pathshala programmes.

Kasarashvili got here to India together with Bajrang Punia’s private coach Shako Bentinidis on July 30 with out getting the approval of both SAI or WFI. After serving the quarantine interval, Kasarashvili is staying with Bentinidis in Bajrang Punia’s Sonepat flat.


Late night time go to

The unscheduled return of Kasarashvili has been inflicting a number of complications for the authorities.

The Georgian coach entered the SAI Sonepat complicated on Thursday night time to wash out his room with out getting approval or consent from the SAI authorities, together with from the regional director of the centre.

“He should have at least spoken to us or those in the office of regional director. I am sure no one would have objected. But he has been doing things on his own without informing us,” WFI assistant secretary Vinod Tomar stated.

“He came here unannounced too. He should have told either the federation or SAI. We are in the middle of a pandemic and he is old… If he gets ill, who do you think will be blamed? WFI or SAI, right? And despite all this, we are trying to help him,” Tomar added.

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