MP sailors Ekta and Shaila almost out of Asian Games

India's Ekta Yadav & Shaila Charles acquired the second spot in women's 49er FX section winning bronze medal for the country.

Bhopal: In a big setback for Madhya Pradesh, state sailors Ekta Yadav and her crew member Shaila Charls might miss the upcoming Asian Games following the recent Delhi High Court order. The duo was initially selected for the Games in 49er FX national team but their selection by the Yachting Association of India (YAI) was challenged by Chennai sailor Varsha Gautham in court.

Following court’s intervention, the YAI decided to hold selection trials in Jakarta. However, the proposed trials have to be shelved as local authorities expressed inability to provide needed facility due to mega quadrennial event.

“The duo might still compete as their names were already submitted by the Indian Olympic Association. If the committee decides against new entrants then they can participate,” said sources.

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