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Wrestler Satender Malik requests PM Modi for help in overturning lifetime ban

This request comes after he was banned for life for allegedly assaulting a referee during a match at the Commonwealth Games trials

Satender Malik Wrestler

Satender Malik


The Bridge Desk

Updated: 19 May 2022 7:15 PM GMT

Indian wrestler Satender Malik has come out publicly in his bid to overturn the lifetime ban given to him by the Wrestling Federation of India. He has tweeted to Prime Minister Narendra Modi about this matter.

Malik mentioned, "I am re-tweeting you with a lot of hope, being a sportsperson and being a soldier of a country, get me justice so that my faith remains in you and the law of the country". He posted a video of the incident as well that shows him going towards the judge's table where a scuffle subsequently ensues. It is not clear who made the first move as both the wrestler and referee have accused each other of swinging first.

Malik was competing in the final of the 125kg Commonwealth Games trials when the incident took place. Senior referee Jagbir Singh ruled that Satender's opponent Mohit should be given three points after a video review. The score became 3-3 and remained like that till the end, and eventually, Mohit was declared the winner on the criteria since he had scored the last point of the bout.

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