After Record World Cup Showing, Indian Shooters Ready For CWG 2018


Presented by the Bleach Festival and the 2018 Festival (the GC2018 arts and culture program), String Symphony will be at Paradise Point on the Gold Coast, March 31to April 4 and at South Bank Parklands in Brisbane, April 6 to 11.

Batra, instead, wanted to know how many officials are going from the ministry and the Sports Authority of India, considering they would be doing so using public money.

The bone of contention is the 21 extra officials included in the list sent by the IOA. So where is the problem.

The IOA list includes 222 athletes, 74 support staff and 21 extra officials.

He gave the example of hockey for which six officials - three each for men's and women's teams - will go at Hockey India's expense.

"Take the case of boxer Sarita Devi during the 2014 Incheon Asian Games". According to the list of athletes and officials prepared by the IOA and in possession of TOI, there are still 109 visa applications of the travelling part which are yet to be "approved".

Thompson's training group also boasts Olympic and world championship medallists, defending Commonwealth champions, Olympic finalists and athletes with performances in the top three in the world previous year. "So, the media should also question this practice", he argued. "Hopefully, in the future, there will be more races for para-swimmers to take part in at multi-sport events so this doesn't happen again".

"We feel in really good hands with the team".

"I am personally thankful to the Hon'ble Minister for his assurance to review and relook at clearing of required extra officials at no cost to the government", Batra added.

Those being termed "extra" officials were those whose services are required but are above the permitted number and not passengers on the squad, Batra told reporters at a farewell function here for the athletes.

Meanwhile, the list of Indian contingent circulated by the IOA today has some track and field athletes who were not selected by the AFI.

Onigbinde also pointed out that the fear of injury not to miss out of the tournament often led to some players not giving their best in friendly matches but stressed that a team on a winning run is often hard to stop and this is what the Super Eagles should target going to Russian Federation.

Batra, along with Secretary General Rajeev Mehta distributed the official kits to the members of the Indian contingent.

The Indian contingent leaves for Australia on Friday.