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London World Cup organisers leave shooters in the lurch

A miscommunication between the organisers of the Shooting World Cup in London and the agency entrusted with the task to oversee hotel accommodation, saw the Indian contingent being evacuated from their rooms and spending more than seven hours in the lobby.

other Updated: Apr 29, 2012 23:55 IST
HT Correspondent

A miscommunication between the organisers of the Shooting World Cup in London and the agency entrusted with the task to oversee hotel accommodation, saw the Indian contingent being evacuated from their rooms and spending more than seven hours in the lobby.

Finally, the Indian High Commission came to their rescue and accommodated them in another hotel, but not before the episode had left a bad taste in the mouth of India's ace marksmen - including Olympic gold-medallist Abhinav Bindra and Gagan Narang - who have qualified for the London Olympics.

The coach accompanying the contingent, Deep Bhatia, said the bookings were made till April 28. "But we contacted the agency, Sports Work, to extend out stay by a day. We even made the payments for the same. However, the agency didn't inform the hotel and we were asked to leave around noon on Saturday."