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At an event to celebrate the success of India's shooting contingent at the recently-concluded Gold Coast 2018 CWG, Singh also urged the Government to withdraw from the said Games, if all efforts failed.
Singh also said that the NRAI was in constant touch with the sport's world body the ISSF, the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) as well as with the Birmingham Games organizing committee to work out ways in which the sport can still be included.
Singh also declared that in order to ensure focus on the ISSF World Championships, scheduled for Changwon, Korea on the last day of August and which would also be the first quota competition for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, India would not participate in the two ISSF World Cup stages to be held in the USA this year.
He added that this would also provide enough recuperation time for the shooters before the all-important World Championships and that the NRAI would conduct technical camps during that period instead.
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