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NRAI hopeful of shooting getting included in 2022 Commonwealth Games

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Raninder Singh, of National Rifle Association of India, on Tuesday said that is still hopeful of shooting being included in the 2022 (CWG).

It can be recalled that earlier in January this year, the Federation (CGF) had backed the local organizing committee's choice to not include Shooting at the 2022

At an event to celebrate the success of India's shooting contingent at the recently-concluded 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 Federation (CGF) as well as with the Games organizing committee to work out ways in which the sport can still be included.

Shooting, though an optional sport at the CWG, has been played in every edition since 1966, except once in in 1970.

Singh also declared that in order to ensure focus on the ISSF World Championships, scheduled for Changwon, on the last day of August and which would also be the first quota competition for the 2020 Olympics, would not participate in the two ISSF stages to be held in the USA this year.

The ISSF Rifle/Pistol is slated for June at and the ISSF Shotgun is scheduled for July in

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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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 18:45 IST