Gagan Narang is hopeful that "better sense would prevail" and shooting will be retained in the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
The Birmingham organisers have repeatedly ruled out shooting from their schedule, but the Indian government and the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) have been pursuing the subject with the hosts along with the support of the International Federation, ISSF.
"A boycott of the Commonwealth Games, will not be fair on the other athletes. However, I am sure that the NRAI, government and the ISSF are looking at all possible solutions to the situation," Narang said.
He also pointed out that the ISSF was even offering financial assistance to conduct shooting to ensure that the sport continued to be part of the Commonwealth Games.
With three years to go for the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, it looks that the last word on shooting has not been said yet, even though time is running out.
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