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CGF hopes to talk India out of 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games boycott

In absence of shooting, which is an optional sport for host cities, India could slip to anywhere between fifth and eighth place in 2022, according to IOA estimates

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The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) will meet Indian officials to try and talk them out of their plans to boycott the 2022 Birmingham Games over shooting's absence in the programme, the governing body has said.  

The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president Narinder Batra wrote to sports minister Kiren Rijiju this week, seeking a meeting to explain the proposed boycott.  

The IOA have decided to boycott the CGF General Assembly in Rwanda, also withdrawing candidatures of two of its officials from the September elections there.

The CGF said it was "naturally disappointed" that India had chosen not to join the assembly.

"We absolutely want India

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First Published: Jul 29 2019 | 3:07 PM IST

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