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PSF eager to have Bindra in Pakistan

india Updated: Sep 18, 2008 11:44 IST
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PSF eager to have Abhinav Bindra competing

The Pakistan Shooting Federation is keen to roll the red carpet for Indian Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra as they believe his partcipation in upcoming South Asian shooting championships will help raise the profile of sport in the country.

PSF is hoping that Bindra would visit Pakistan to compete in the the Championships later this year.

"The South Asian Championships arse due to be held from November 20 to 28th in Islamabad and we are trying to ensure Bindra's participation," Razi Ahmad Khan, PSF's Executive Vice President said.

"If Bindra comes it will certainly boost the sport in Pakistan," Khan added.

Razi said the participation of Bindra would "enhance the importance of the coming championship and increase interest."

Shooters from India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal would take part in the prestigious event.

Bindra became a household name in India after his superb performance in Beijing where he won gold in the men's 10m air rifle event.

Pakistan had sent one shooter to Beijing, who took part in two events but fared very poorly much to the disappointment of sporting fans as he had been sent to Germany for training prior to the Games.