Coronavirus Outbreak: ISSF cancels Shooting World Cup in Delhi because of COVID-19 pandemic

It was decided to hold the tournament in two parts – Rifle and Pistol competitions from 5- 12 May, while Shotgun competitions from 2-9 June.

Press Trust of India April 06, 2020 19:56:55 IST
Coronavirus Outbreak: ISSF cancels Shooting World Cup in Delhi because of COVID-19 pandemic

New Delhi: The shooting World Cup scheduled to be held in the national capital in May was on Monday cancelled owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The World Cup, originally scheduled to be held from 15–26 March, was postponed to May barely four days before the start of the event.

Coronavirus Outbreak ISSF cancels Shooting World Cup in Delhi because of COVID19 pandemic

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"Due to COVID-19 pandemic the New Delhi Organising Committee has been forced to cancel Rifle/Pistol and Shotgun World Cups. Both of these were due to take place in New Delhi," the sport's world governing body – ISSF – said in a statement.

It was decided to hold the tournament in two parts – Rifle and Pistol competitions from 5- 12 May, while Shotgun competitions from 2-9 June.

However, considering the situation, the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) decided to cancel the tournament.

PTI had earlier reported that the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) was under pressure to not organise the tournament in the prevailing circumstances.

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