Chinese wrestlers denied visas for Asian Championships

first_imgNew Delhi: Chinese wrestlers have been denied visas for the upcoming Asian Championships that will begin from Tuesday. Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) secretary Vinod Tomar confirmed to IANS that the 40-strong Chinese contingent, that was supposed to travel to the national capital for the continental tournament, have been denied visas.“They have not got the visas and there are no chances of them being able to participate in the tournament now,” Tomar said.India stopped issuing visas to Chinese nationals from January 15 in the wake of the crisis in the country that has arisen from the deadly and highly contagious coronavirus.Fearing repercussions for denying visas to wrestlers from certain countries in an Olympic year from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) or the wrestling world body United World Wrestling (UWW), the WFI had said on February 5 that it hopes Chinese and Pakistani wrestlers get visas for the Asian Championships.While the six-member contingent from Pakistan has got visas, doubts over the participation of the Chinese contingent increased when UWW staffer Li Ling was denied an Indian visa for the championships.On Sunday, the WFI secretary had said that any decision on the Chinese will be confirmed only on Monday but chances of them getting visas looked bleak. “Health is the priority and this virus is very dangerous. It is something that poses a danger to a lot of people because of which it has gained such international prominence,” he said. IANS Also Read: Pakistan wrestlers granted visas, wait and watch for China: WFIAlso Watch: Burglars breaks into a house in Lumding, steal 21-tola Gold and cash of Rs 45,000last_img read more

MaxEnt lodges appeal against UKGC licence revocation

first_img UKGC lifts Matchbook suspension August 12, 2020 Submit Share Share Related Articles ‘Pent-up demand’ for live sports drives gambling pick-up in June August 17, 2020 StumbleUpon EPIC and Whysup ‘continue to make real change’ with partnership renewal August 19, 2020 Following the recent announcement that the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has revoked the remote casino and remote linked gambling software licence of online casino operator MaxEnt Limited, the operator has since lodged an appeal challenging the licence revocation. Trading under the Maxent NRR Entertainment banner, the decision to revoke the MaxEnt licence comes after the identification of concerns relating to the operator’s finances and information supplied to the commission.As permitted by the Commission, MaxEnt has been given a deadline for an appeal submission of the 18th June 2019. The operator has since claimed the Gambling Commission’s criteria has been satisfied regarding whether the company was adequately funded both in the short- and long-term, and that the regulator is happy with the source of this funding.The operator confirmed that the Gambling Commission’s issues were not linked in any way to ‘the business is run or with how customers are treated’ but rather the issues stemmed from ‘the transition period which happened prior to the change of management’.As part of its appeal process, MaxEnt has stated that it ‘will seek to have proper regard of the change of management taken’.Expressing disappointment in the UKGC ruling, MaxEnt emphasised: “We feel that the Commission’s decision is not sufficiently objective, hence why we are appealing.  We do not intend to leave the UK market at this time.“We are hopeful of a positive outcome following our appeal, but we will be carefully considering our position in the UK market, nonetheless.”last_img read more