The Archery Association of India (AAI) on Wednesday suspended India’s compound archery coach Sunil Kumar for an alleged misconduct with a female archer of the Great Britain contingent during the recently-concluded Youth World Archery Championship in Argentina.
“There’s a code of conduct of the World Archery and based on the reports we have suspended the coach. We have sought all the reports from the (international) federation and the (Britain) team,” AAI secretary general Anil Kamineni said according to a PTI report.
The Haryana-based coach had forcefully hugged a Great Britain archer. However, Sunil was immediately sent back home for the inappropriate behaviour.
The incident happened in the backdrop of India’s successful outing in Argentina where they won three medals, including a gold medal in junior category recurve mixed-pair event.
The apex regulatory body, the AAI, has assured to conduct an internal inquiry into the matter. If proven, the action will be taken against the accused.
Sunil was appointed India’s compound archery coach on the recommendation of nation’s renowned compound archer Mayank Rawat.
(With inputs from agencies)