CWG 2022 | Shooter Heena Sidhu and National Rifle Association back IOA’s call to boycott event over non-inclusion of shooting

first_img Following the Indian Olympic Association’s call to boycott the 2022 Commonwealth Games as shooting was excluded from the event roster, shooters have backed the body’s call and have raised concerns regarding the ill-treatment of the sport, along with expressing fears of such treatment being meted out to other sports as well in the future. ‘Boycott’ a strong word but inevitable: Heena SidhuShooter Heena Sidhu backed the decision of the IOA and said that although boycott was a strong word to be used, the negligence of this issue could lead to other sports receiving the same treatment. She said that boycotting the event could lead other sports to suffer, however, the possibilities of other sports being excluded following shooting’s exclusion was also possible. Read her reaction here: COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW US READ | CWG 2022 | Indian Olympic Association Mulls Boycott After Non Inclusion Of Shooting In Commonwealth Games 2022National Rifle Association extends support:The National Rifle Association of India extended its support to the body’s call for boycott, as Secretary Rajeev Bhatia expressed happiness with IOA’s decision and said that the body will support whatever decision IOA takes.Read his reaction here: National Rifle Association of India Secy Rajeev Bhatia on Indian Olympic Association’s proposal to boycott CWG 2022 over Commonwealth Games Federation’s decision to exclude shooting from CWG 2022: We’re very happy. Whatever action IOA is taking, we’re with IOA. We’ll support IOA. pic.twitter.com/MJA1nuuOvo— ANI (@ANI) July 28, 2019 1 year ago CWG 2022 | After Indian Olympic Association’s call for boycott, CGF officials say we ‘absolutely’ want India’s participation 1 year ago Here’s Shreyas Iyer’s mantra as the cricketer prepares for West Indies tour Last Updated: 28th July, 2019 17:58 IST CWG 2022 | Shooter Heena Sidhu And National Rifle Association Back IOA’s Call To Boycott Event Over Non-inclusion Of Shooting Following the Indian Olympic Association’s call to boycott the 2022 Commonwealth Games as shooting was excluded from the event roster, shooters have backed the body’s call and have raised concerns regarding the ill-treatment of the sport, along with expressing fears of such treatment being meted out to other sports as well in the future. center_img Written By Koushik Narayanan LIVE TV First Published: 28th July, 2019 17:27 IST Shooter Heena Sidhu on Indian Olympic Association’s proposal to boycott CWG 2022 over exclusion of shooting from competition: Boycott is a strong word to use, for one sport we can not let others suffer but if we don’t stand up for shooting now, this could happen to other sports. pic.twitter.com/GptFT0izgh— ANI (@ANI) July 28, 2019 1 year ago Davis Cup 2019 | Indian tennis team set to travel to Pakistan for first time in 55 years India lashes outIn an unprecedented move, IOA President Narinder Batra on Saturday wrote to Sports Minister Kiren Rijuji, proposing a boycott of the 2022 Birmingham CWG for dropping shooting from the roster, and sought approval from the government.The IOA had earlier pulled out of the CGF General Assembly to be held in Rwanda in September, protesting the dropping of shooting. It also withdrew the nomination of its secretary-general Rajeev Mehta for the election of a regional vice-president as well as that of Namdev Shiragaonkar for a sports committee member.”We are naturally disappointed that our colleagues in India have chosen not to join the other Commonwealth nations and territories in Rwanda for the 2019 CGF General Assembly; particularly as this is where the future strategic direction of the Commonwealth Sports Movement is debated and approved by our 71 members,” the CGF official said.READ | CWG 2022 | After Indian Olympic Association’s Call For Boycott, CGF Officials Say We ‘absolutely’ Want India’s Participation WE RECOMMENDlast_img

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