Star Odisha sprinter Dutee Chand cries foul; alleges ‘conspiracy’

Reported by Chinmaya Dehury
Bhubaneswar, July 16:

Odisha sprinter Dutee Chand. in the eye of a storm over her gender, has cried foul over the last minute exclusion of her name from the list of athletes selected to participate in the Common Wealth Games (CWG) in Glasgow.

Dutee Chand
Dutee Chand

“I have no knowledge of any gender test; nobody has informed me about any such test. I only underwent a blood sample test in Bangalore, which is mandatory before any major game. If there is such a report, then I will undergo treatment to cure myself. However, I feel it could a conspiracy to prevent me from participating in the Commonwealth Games since I have been performing well in international games and winning medals for the country,” Chand told a local television channel over phone from Bangalore.

She urged the state government and the Government of India to provide her full cooperation and support to overcome the mess.

Her athlete sister Saraswati Chand too alleged that the gender controversy raked up on the eve of a major international event could be a design by vested interests to oust her from the CWG.

The Odisha Athletic Association said it had no knowledge about the gender test on Dutee.

Dutee’s parents are weavers and don’t earn enough to support a family of eight. Infact it was her elder sister Saraswati, who turned out to be the family’s bread winner when she got a job as a police constable a few years back.

Dutee is being sent off from the national camp she was attending in Bangalore and is expected back in the state soon.

Her last minute exclusion from the list of Glasgow bound Indian CWG contingent has been widely attributed to a desire by Indian sports authorities to avoid embarrassment in Glasgow.




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  1. bhabani says

    i think SAI authority and AFI people should undergo eligibility test wether even they belong to SAI , AFI first they should under go the same tests that they are providing to other athelets they themselves should be bound to undergo sex test, androgen level test if the official are with excess androgen , female hormone level should be debarred taken out of the committies of SAI, AFI and should get a life time ban as they are imposing on other atheletes these SAI, AFI donot have trust in their own atheletes or else they purposefully want to take the appt candidate out of seat so that if their relative athelete s not qualify then why let others do………………………i request mr modi if such is the response of SAI, AFI and not only them , other orghanization then i am sorry sir the words u said to open sports school n all is all in water……………… this is a shame for indians they dont realize that such partiallity, such mean minded people should be removed from the organization, to open up paths to upcoming sports players, sports lovers, such bitchy people from AFI, SAI should be kicked out , who dare to conduct such test without any authorization, if they had done, every thing must be done concerning the centiments of the players, its very very important ; in turn exploitation should not take place using media, or any other sources and balme games should stop and new authority for SAI, AFI should be formed to promote the sportive spirit , and every body must be guided and taken care to guide them in a proper direction like own children to promote the gud moral spirit, time to time moral education , beavioural education to every one must be given 2 all, for a gud moralistsic society.

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