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Bindra urges NRAI to allow him to practice on his own

Ace shooter Abhinav Bindra, who has created a flutter by threatening to quit the sport, Saturday urged the administrators to let him follow his own training module which has helped him become an Olympic champion.

other Updated: Jan 16, 2010 18:59 IST

Ace shooter Abhinav Bindra, who has created a flutter by threatining to quit the sport, today urged the administrators to let him follow his own training module which has helped him become an Olympic champion.

Bindra said he was frustrated with the National Rifles Association of India's attitude towards him.

The NRAI and the sports ministry though are blaming each other for creating the confusion about Bindra's participation in the selection trials.

"I want to concentrate on my sport and to keep myself out of these non productive issues, which only has an adverse effect on my future performance," Bindra said in a statement.

The Chandigarh marksman said he was frustrated with the turn of events which led to his exlusion from the Commonwealth shooting championship squad.

"I was communicated through a letter by the Ministry of Sports (MOS) in July, 2009 and September 2009 that the NRAI had intimated that I must participate in the selection trial in December 2009, Commonwealth shooting championship in February 2010 and in ISSF World Cup in March 2010.

"I gave my confirmation in September 2009 about my participation in these events. I planned my training in Europe accordingly and came back specially in December 2009 only to learn that there were no trials taking place.

"Subsequently the team for the Commonwealth shooting championships February 2010 has been announced without my name featuring in it," he said.