Delhi High Court directs AFI to consider high jumper Tejaswin Shankar's name for Commonwealth Games 2022

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The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the Athletics Federation of India to consider Tejaswin Shankar's name for the upcoming Commonwealth Games 2022.

High Jumper Tejaswin Shankar had moved the Delhi High Court against his non selection despite completing the qualification standard set by the Athletics Federation of India. 

Shankar was not selected despite achieving the qualification marks in the session held at the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States of America.

It was submitted that a potential medal contender for the CWG Games has been arbitrarily excluded, despite meeting the eligibility mark set by the AFI.

The current national record holder is being arbitrarily excluded at the whims of AFI and this action is absolutely against national interest, his plea stated.

In this row, it may also be noted that recently the Delhi High Court has also issued notice to Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) on the pleas moved by table tennis players Manush Shah and Swastika Ghosh challenging the non-selection for the upcoming Commonwealth Games.

Ghosh had moved the Delhi High Court after Divya Chitale and Manush Shah. Diya has now been included in the list of players. Earlier she was included as a reserve player, the same was the case with Manush Shah.

Recently, the Karnataka High Court has also asked the Table Tennis Federation of India not to send the final list of the selected women players for the Commonwealth Games till the next date of hearing.