Nikhat Zareen 'clueless' while the organizers change her to the Northeast team

NEW DELHI: Monday was supposed to witness the big fight between Mary Kom and Nikhat Zareen at Indian Boxing Federation ( BFI ) - League recognized, which was launched in Noida.

At the recent players' draft, it was informed by the BFI and organisers that Mary Kom will represent the Punjab team and Nikhat will turn up for Odisha franchise.

However, to everyone's surprise, including Nikhat, the Telangana pugilist was overnight traded with the team from North East by Odisha without even informing her. I wasn't informed about it. No one took my permission or asked me. I was clueless. I came to know only late on Sunday evening that I would be competing for them, Nikhat told TOI.

I had landed in Delhi thinking that my first fight was on Monday. But I was told that I have been traded with North East. Don't know what exactly happened. I have been made their captain, she added. Nikhat informed that her bout against Mary Kom will now take place on December 17.