Sports activities Minister Kiren Rijiju on Sunday mentioned his endeavour was to rearrange a secure setting for the Olympic-bound shooters, who will quickly be leaving the coronavirus-ravaged India to coach and compete in Croatia.
A 15-member Olympic-bound Indian workforce will depart for Zagreb, Croatia on Might 11 in a chartered flight to take part within the European Championship, to be held in Osijek from Might 20 to June 6.
The squad will then participate within the ISSF World Cup, in the identical metropolis, from June 22 to July 3.
“Our endeavour is to make sure that our Tokyo-bound athletes get the perfect coaching in a secure setting. Subsequently, @IndiaSports has determined in tandem with @OfficialNRAI to base India’s 13-member (15-member) capturing squad for coaching in Croatia for 78 days from tenth Might,” Rijiju tweeted.
After the training-cum-competition stint in Croatia, they’ll immediately depart for Tokyo to take part within the Olympics, starting on July 23.
The mixed World Cup in Osijek is being organised instead of the one earlier scheduled to be held in Baku, Azerbaijan (from June 21 to July 2) however was cancelled because of a surge in COVID-19 instances in that nation.
India is dealing with a devastating second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has left the nation’s well being care system in full shambles with most hospitals struggling for important provides like oxygen, ventilators, beds and life saving medicines.
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