India received 16 medals, together with seven gold, on the 2018 version in Gold Coast, Australia. | Picture Credit score: Getty Photos
Capturing was not noted of the 2022 Commonwealth Video games programme on Thursday, dealing an enormous blow to India which received as many as 16 medals, together with seven gold, on the 2018 version in Gold Coast.
The Govt Board of the Commonwealth Video games Federation (CGF) met and accepted the inclusion of girls’s cricket, seaside volleyball and para desk tennis into the Video games programme for the Birmingham version.
The inclusion of those three sports activities will now should be ratified by 51 p.c of the CGF members subsequent month.
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“Our advice of including ladies’s cricket, seaside volleyball and Para desk tennis is the results of an intensive evaluate and we imagine these sports activities would assist us to reinforce the present programme and attain new audiences, whereas showcasing the sports activities to our area people, spectators and followers the world over, watching on TV,” stated Ian Reid, CEO of Birmingham 2022.
“It’s additionally a variety that would assist make sure that the 2022 Commonwealth Video games would be the most inclusive in historical past, with a possible for the most important ever para-sports programme and extra feminine medallists than ever earlier than, representing an awesome story not only for Birmingham 2022, however for girls’s sport generally,” he added.
Final 12 months, the Nationwide Rifle Affiliation of India (NRAI) president Raninder Singh, wished the Indian authorities to boycott the 2022 Commonwealth Video games if capturing was dropped from the programme.
The absence of capturing is prone to make an enormous dent into India’s medals tally within the 2022 version. Indian shooters bagged 16 medals from the Gold Coast Video games together with seven gold, 4 silver and 5 bronze.
India has historically carried out nicely in capturing which has been a part of each Commonwealth Video games since 1966, besides the 1970 version in Edinburgh. Archery is one other sport that was not cleared by the Govt Board.
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