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Two Pakistani boxers go missing in UK after CWG 2022

Boxers escaped the contingent returning to Pakistan after the event. Boxers were nowhere to be found.

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Two Pakistani boxers have reportedly gone missing from Birmingham Airport following the Commonwealth Games 2022. Boxers Suleman Baloch and Nazirullah disappeared from the Birmingham Airport duo the alleged negligence of the Pakistan Olympic Federation and Boxing Federation of Pakistan.

Boxers have allegedly disappeared in a bid to remain in the UK. Boxers escaped the contingent returning to Pakistan after the event. Boxers were nowhere to be found. Travel documents of both the boxers are in the possession of the team management which makes their disappearance even more suspicious.

The boxing team of Pakistan had five boxers and four team officials. Out of which three boxers and four team members returned to Pakistan. Nazirullah participated in the lightweight category and Baloch participated in the 63kg category. Both the boxers had failed to put on an impressive performance and were defeated convincingly by their opponents.

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India’s Shiva Thapa defeated Baloch while England’s Lewis Williams in the heavyweight category. Pakistani authorities have informed London Police about the disappearance of the two boxers.

This is not the first time athletes of any country have gone missing after the event. Several African athletes went missing after a tournament in Australia in 2018.

The Pakistan Olympic Association had formed a committee to probe the matter. The four-member Committee is headed by Muhammad Shafique, the President Pakistan handball Federation.

Army Sports Board Secretary Colonel (retd) Sadaf Akram, Boxing Federation Secretary Colonel (retd) Nasir Tung, and a representative of the Sports Board will be members of the committee. Sources said that both the boxers met their colleagues last time at breakfast on Tuesday. When the boxers did not respond to the coach at 12 noon. The locks of their rooms were broken. The luggage of the boxers was present inside the room but the boxers were missing.

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