A day after HT broke the news about the Commonwealth Shooting Federation president Graeme Hudson expressing displeasure with the CRPF’s Kadarpur Range in Gurgaon ahead of the Commonwealth Full-bore Championships, the Sports Ministry said it had taken cognisance of the New Zealander’s objections and carried out the necessary corrections.
The joint secretary, Sports Ministry, Rahul Bhatnagar, visited the CRPF Kadarpur campus along with Commonwealth Games and NRAI officials and said everything had been put in place. But even as the top full-bore shooters lined up for the competition, the accreditation process for the media, spectators and others has been given the short shrift.
Unlike the Commonwealth Championships for pistol, rifle and shotgun earlier this year at the Dr Karni Singh Ranges, precious little seems to have been done on this front. A ministry official said that it was partly because the SAI and NRAI were not handling the process this time. “The delay in getting the range ready was also because the SAI was not directly involved,” he said.