IFP Bureau | IMPHAL
Guardians and parents of Wushu players on Sunday demonstrated a sit-in at Kangshang, Khuman Lampak maintaining that the unresolved conflict between associations of the sporting body has threatened the career of many players in the state.
Speaking on the sidelines of the protest, one of the guardians, Senyai said with the internal conflicts happening among Wushu associations throughout the year, various national and international players are not going to take part in the coming Wushu sub-junior national championship which is scheduled to be held on November 25 at Kolkata.
The controversy must be resolved soon as many players are going to lose their career, he said. In the best interest of the future of the players, authorities concerned should help in finding an amicable solution to the impasse, he added.
Further, a father of a young player said, “We stand neutral as far as the conflict is concerned. Our sit-in today is not against any group or individual. But it is our humble demand that the impasse should not hamper the career of our promising players who can bring laurels for the state.”
He continued, “We are aware that a case related with the conflict between two camps of wushu is still pending with the court. Let the honourable court exercise its judicial wisdom. But what we want is an interim arrangement so that our children can take part in the national competitions.” In this regard, we seek help from all concerned, he added.
Senior Wushu player, Kalpana maintained that if national trial selection is going to be carried out in a biased manner, then it will be useless for the qualified players. With the conflict still remaining unresolved, players will face the same problem whenever a national championship comes up, she added.
The protest was staged under the banner, ‘save the career of Wushu players’ which was organised by parents and guardians of Wushu players.