Arrested in a murder case, double Olympic-medallist Sushil Kumar is set to be dropped from the Wrestling Federation of India’s (WFI) annual contracts list along with Pooja Dhanda on account of non-performance when the body holds a review meeting next month.

The meeting between the WFI and sponsors Tata Motors was to be held in 2020 but was put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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A WFI source said the decision to drop Sushil is purely based on performance and has nothing to do with his arrest for his alleged involvement in the murder of a fellow wrestler, Sagar Dhankad, at the Chhatrasal stadium.

“It is clear that Sushil and Pooja have not done anything notable since they were offered contracts. They will not make the cut when the review meeting is held next month,” a WFI source told PTI.

The WFI had taken a leaf…

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