Sarita Devi's decision to protest at the medal ceremony of the Asian Games has come back to haunt her after the International Boxing Association (AIBA) Executive Committee Bureau provisionally suspended the boxer from competing in future events.
The AIBA also suspended Sarita Devi's coaches Gurbakhsh Singh Sandhu, Blas Iglesias Fernandez and Sagar Mal Dhayal, along with India's chef-de-mission at the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea Adille J Sumariwalla.
In a statement, AIBA said the above mentioned names, including Sarita Devi, will not be allowed to take part in the Women's World Boxing Championship.
"This case has been sent for review by the AIBA Disciplinary Commission, and it means that Laisham Sarita Devi, the above mentioned coaches as well as Adille Sumariwalla will not be allowed to participate in the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships, Jeju 2014," the statement read.
Sarita Devi protested during the medal ceremony by refusing to take her bronze medal at what she thought was favouritism in the Incheon Asian Games, after she was denied a chance to fight in the gold medal match, with the officials favouring South Korean boxer Park Ji-Na in the semifinal, despite the Indian's obvious domination in the bout.