Mary Kom yet to get NOC to represent Jharkhand in Natl Games

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Jamshedpur, Feb 10 (PTI) Uncertainty prevailed over WorldChampion M C Mary Kom''s representing Jharkhand in theforthcoming 34th National Games as she was yet to get the''NO-Objection-Certificate'' from the Director General ofPolice, Manipur.

"I think my dream to represent Jharkhand in the megasports event is bleak as I am yet to get the NOC from thechief of Manipur police," the five-time world championpugilist told PTI over phone.

Mary Kom, who was to represent the host team in the 51kg category, said she alongwith her coach met the DGP todaybut nothing could be finalized.

"I had applied for the NOC on February 3, but did not getit," she said.

While the Boxing Federation of India has already givengreen signal to Mary Kom regarding her wish to play forJharkhand, the All India Police Control Board has recommendedher to seek NOC from her employer ''Manipur police''.

Mary Kom said the process of procuring NOC has alreadybeen delayed as the National Games, to be hosted by Jharkhand,will start from February 12.

"I am ready to take the first flight to Ranchi as soon asI get the NOC but not hopeful of getting it soon," she seemeddisappointed.

Mary Kom''s name featured in the list of players selectedby the Jharkhand Boxing Association (JBA) to represent thestate in the National Games.

Story first published: Friday, February 11, 2011, 0:00 [IST]
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