The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) on Wednesday told the Delhi High Court that it will include Tejaswin Shankar, India's high jump national record holder, in the 2022 Commonwealth Games squad.
Shankar had approached the High Court as he was not included in the list of 36 names picked by the federation for the Birmingham games.
AFI's counsel submitted that one of the athletes was disqualified from the relay event which enabled Shankar a place in the contingent.
The High Court bench of Justice Yashwant Varma told the counsel for AFI to immediately inform the selection of Shankar to the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) as well as the Commonwealth Games authority.
The Delhi-based Shankar is studying business administration at Kansas State University in the US and is on a four-year athletics scholarship since 2017.
He was omitted from the squad despite being the national high jump record holder (2.29m) and being the only Indian to have met the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) qualification standard of 2.27m at the NCAA Track and Field Outdoor Championship 2022 in Oregon on June 10.
The AFI had not considered him for selection since he did not participate in the inter-state meet.