Pistol ace Manu Bhaker on Monday mentioned that the Indian crew ought to contemplate boycotting the Commonwealth Video games in protest in opposition to the dropping of taking pictures from the roster.
In an enormous jolt to India, taking pictures in addition to wrestling and archery have been dropped from the preliminary checklist of sports activities for 2026 Commonwealth Video games in Australia.
Taking pictures, wherein India has been doing effectively because the 2002 version in Manchester, can be not going to be part of the upcoming 2022 Commonwealth Video games in Birmingham.
Victoria in Australia has been awarded the internet hosting rights for the 2026 version of the Video games.
“I feel the Indian crew ought to contemplate boycotting the Commonwealth Video games to make a daring assertion. Exclusion of taking pictures will not be truthful. It seems like we’re being taken with no consideration,” Bhaker advised PTI.
“It isn’t truthful. Taking pictures was dropped for the 2022 CWG too, however then, it was felt that it was a one-off factor, however now it appears that’s not the case,” the Youth Olympics and CWG gold medallist added.
The Video games are scheduled to happen in March 2026 throughout a number of cities, together with Melbourne, Geelong, Bendigo, Ballarat, and Gippsland.
She mentioned withdrawing from the CWG will ship a robust sign.
Bhaker just lately received three gold and two silver medals in ISSF Junior World Cup in Suhl, Germany.
Within the earlier version, Indian shooters received 16 medals.
The Commonwealth Video games Federation Basic Meeting had authorised in October final 12 months a brand new ‘strategic roadmap’ underneath which athletics and swimming would be the solely obligatory sports activities from the 2026 version.