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Episode 22 August 17, 2019

Game Time: Was Mary Kom unfairly selected for the World Boxing Championships?

Last week, the six-time world champion boxer, Mary Kom was selected to take part in the upcoming World Championships in Russia without taking part in a trail. Even though a trail was scheduled, between her and Nikhat Zareen, the Asian Championships bronze medallist. Zareen later complained to the Boxer Federation of India about it. In this episode, Daksh and Gaurav debate whether it was unfair for the federation to do so. Was it wrong to give weightage to Mary Kom’s legacy? Or was it alright considering the risks boxing involves?

Cricket Bonus: In the end of the episode, they also discuss the ICC trying to get Cricket to be part of the 2028 Olympics. But do Olympics need cricket? And does cricket really need Olympics?


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Game Time: Was Mary Kom unfairly selected for the World Boxing Championships?Last week, the six-time world champion boxer, Mary Kom was selected to take part in the upcoming World Championships in Russia without taking part in a trail. Even though a trail was scheduled, between her and Nikhat Zareen, the Asian Championships bronze medallist. Zareen later complained to the Boxer Federation of India about it. In this episode, Daksh and Gaurav debate whether it was unfair for the federation to do so. Was it wrong to give weightage to Mary Kom's legacy? Or was it alright considering the risks boxing involves? Cricket Bonus: In the end of the episode, they also discuss the ICC trying to get Cricket to be part of the 2028 Olympics. But do Olympics need cricket? And does cricket really need Olympics? You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook and Twitter @expresspodcasts, or send us an email at podcasts@indianexpress.com. If you like this show, please subscribe and leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts, so other people can find us. You can also find us on http://www.indianexpress.com/audio.