Two judo players and a coach, including a junior Asian Championship medallist, who was on a tour of Spain, have been called back to the country on charges of "clashing" with local women players. A national coach attached to the India Sports Authority (SAI) claimed that a judo player started a dispute with a group of women players and then later a woman was found in his room. It is not yet known whether these women players were also associated with judo or not.
The coach has said that as a precautionary measure, the judo player, the other judo player living in his room and his coach have been called back to India. The judo player was embroiled in a dispute with a group of women and then one of them was found in the room of this Indian player. He said the other judo player was not involved in the incident but he was sharing the room with the accused player. The Judo Federation did not want to take any risk, so it has already called both of them back home.
Indian Judo Federation Administrator Justice Pankaj Naqvi also confirmed the case, saying it was a "serious matter." We have also received a message from the Indian judo team in Spain. There was some serious incident, so the JFI has called back the players involved in the case to India. I have only one-sided allegations and I will not comment on this. The 30-member India contingent, including a judo player to attend the Birmingham Commonwealth Games, is currently in Alicante, Benidorm, Spain. This is his first adaptation tour since the COVID-19 pandemic.