HomeCricketWe have got backing...

We have got backing of international para body to host shooting World Cup: PCI secretary general – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Suspended Paralympic Committee of India’s (PCI) secretary-general Gursharan Singh on Monday said that his organisation has got the backing of the international parent body to host the Para Shooting World Cup at the Karni Singh Range next month.

The sports ministry had suspended the PCI on February 2 for not holding elections on time which had put the hosting of the Para Shooting World Cup in jeopardy.

Singh told PTI on Monday that he had received a communication from the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) that the PCI is the only “authorised” body to conduct the country’s first-ever Para Shooting World Cup from March 6-15.

“We’ve got a communication from the IPC today. They (IPC) have written to the Government of India and said that the NPC (national paralympic committee) is the sole agency for paralympic movement in India and we have been authorised to conduct the event,” Singh said.

“The World Cup is on, there is no problem. We have spoken to the IPC and they have said that the national paralympic body (PCI) is the nodal and sole agency to conduct the World Cup here,” he added.

It is not yet known what the position of the government would be after the latest development. Repeated calls and messages to SAI director-general Sandip Pradhan to get a response on the matter went unanswered.

It could be a huge embarrassment for India if it does not host the tournament which offers 24 Paris Paralympics quotas. But, at the same time, the tournament cannot go ahead without government clearance.


Singh said the IPC also wants the government and PCI to work together.

“We also want the same thing,” he said.

The ministry had suspended the PCI after the four-year term of the office-bearers had ended on January 31 and, as per the government guidelines, the elections should have been held before the expiry of the term.

The PCI had to schedule the election on March 28 because of the impending Para World Cup and it said it had informed the ministry about it.

The ministry suspended the PCI after giving the no-objection certificate (NOC) for the World Cup, and asked the Sports Authority of India (SAI) to “co-ordinate with the IPC to form an ad-hoc committee to undertake the task performed by PCI”.

Asked if the IPC will agree to an ad-hoc committee to run PCI, Singh replied in the negative.

“The IPC did not accept their (ministry proposal for ad-hoc panel) and never will, as we have not breached any obligation of the IPC. The government has also already given the NOC to host the World Cup,” Singh claimed.

“But we will speak to the government and if we have good coordination, then only we can make the event a success.

“We will once again request the government to lift the suspension. We have written it before but haven’t received any response from the government,” added Singh.

The Karni Singh Ranges belong to SAI and an event of such magnitude will require the PCI to work in co-ordination with the government body to ensure the facilities are in place for the prestigious event.

Another PCI official told PTI on condition of anonymity that the response for the World Cup has been huge and the national body was trying to arrange more hotel rooms for foreign shooters and officials.

“We had initially arranged around 230 rooms in luxury hotels but we would need another 70 rooms given the response of the shooters,” he said.

More than 500 pistol, rifle and shotgun shooters from 52 countries are expected to compete in the last tournament of the qualification cycle. Several top Indian para shooters are also in the fray.

Source link

Most Popular


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

More from Author

Read Now

Knicks breathe sigh of relief after scary Jalen Brunson injury moment

NBA By Stefan Bondy Published March 3, 2024, 11:48 p.m. ET CLEVELAND — A frightening Jalen Brunson injury was diagnosed Sunday as a “contused” knee following negative X-rays, a comforting diagnosis considering the sight of the team’s star being helped off the court without the use of his left...

Jalen Brunson out with left knee injury vs. Cavaliers

CLEVELAND — New York Knicks star Jalen Brunson suffered a left knee injury in the opening minute of a 107-98 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday and did not return.The Knicks called the injury “left knee soreness” and originally said Brunson was “questionable” to return,...

Health-care hack spreads pain across hospitals and doctors nationwide

The fallout from the hack of a little-known but pivotal health-care company is inflicting pain on hospitals, doctor offices, pharmacies and millions of patients across the nation, with government and industry officials calling it one of the most serious attacks on the health-care system in U.S....

Israel-Hamas war: Gantz to meet Harris, Blinken on US visit – DW – 03/04/2024

03/04/2024March 4, 2024US VP Harris calls for 'immediate cease-fire' for at least six weeksUS Vice President Kamala Harris called for an "immediate cease-fire" in a speech at an event to commemorate the 59th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday” in Selma, Alabama. "Given the immense scale of suffering in Gaza, there...

Helldivers 2 director explains how its freedom and wacky guns were inspired by tabletop: ‘Let the player do the action, and you’ll see what...

If you asked me to list PC gaming's contributions to the hobby at large, it wouldn't take long for me to hit emergent gameplay, that hallmark of immersive sims and other PC-centric genres where a developer makes a sandbox deep enough to celebrate genuine player freedom...

Where 52-point loss to Celtics ranks in Warriors franchise history

The Warriors made franchise history with a disastrous 140-88 loss to the Boston Celtics on Sunday at TD Garden. For all the wrong reasons. Golden State's 52-point blowout loss was the fourth-worst in Warriors franchise history, including regular-season and NBA playoff games. Here are the Warriors' 10...

Bruce Willis’ Wife Emma Sets the Record Straight About Actor and His Dementia Battle – E! Online

Make no mistake: Bruce Willis' life is full of joy, his wife says. Emma Heming Willis is setting the record straight about the Die Hard actor after reading what she called a "clickbait" article about the 68-year-old, who has been battling frontotemporal dementia for over a year. "The headline basically says there is no...

Arkhouse, Brigade raise Macy’s buyout bid to $6.6 billion

Cars sit parked in front of a Macy's store at Bay Fair Mall on February 27, 2024 in San Leandro, California.Justin Sullivan | Getty ImagesArkhouse Management, a real-estate-focused investing firm said on Sunday it and Brigade Capital Management have raised their offer for Macy's after the department store chain rebuffed...

Final NASA 2024 spending bill defers decision on MSR funding

WASHINGTON — Congressional appropriators have released a final fiscal year 2024 spending bill that cuts NASA funding from what the agency received in 2023 while deferring a decision on spending for Mars Sample Return (MSR). House and Senate appropriators released March 3 the bill text and report...

How to get Chinchou in Pokemon Go & can in be Shiny? – Dexerto

Philip Trahan  ❘   Published: 2024-03-03T23:04:29  ❘   Updated: 2024-03-03T23:04:40 Pokemon Go trainers can find Johto’s Water/Electric-type, Chinchou, and it’s a surprisingly capable battler. Here’s how to get it and whether or not it can be Shiny. Pokemon Go’s Charged-Up Research Day event focuses on various Electric-type Pokemon including Emolga,...

49ers held formal interviews with multiple O-line prospects

INDIANAPOLIS — The 49ers spent a considerable amount of time at the NFL Scouting Combine meeting with offensive line prospects. The organization took advantage of a loaded draft class of tackles, completing multiple formal interviews with the talented candidates in attendance, as well as a few interior...