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‘Africans running for other countries is human trafficking’

DNMUM423883 | 10/11/2018 | Author : G Krishnan | WC :563

TALKING TOUGH AFI PRESIDENT ADILLE SUMARIWALLA SAYS COUNTRIES DON'T GIVE THEM CITIZENSHIPS

Mumbai: The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) president Adille Sumariwalla said that he was strongly against athletes running for other countries without the necessary protocols being followed and called it “human trafficking”. India lost out on at least eight gold medals in the Jakarta Asiad to Bahrain, whose athletes were largely from the African nations.
“If athletes are bought, used and thrown out, then it is completely wrong,” Sumariwalla, also a council member of the world athletics body IAAF, said here on Wednesday on the eve of the Sports Journalists Association of Mumbai’s annual awards.
“They are not given citizenship. They are given only residency, given fake passports, on the basis of which they are participating. O
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