2018 Commonwealth Games: ‘Did not issue upgraded accreditation to shooter’s father’

Vikram Sisodia, India’s chef-de-mission to the 2018 Commonwealth Games 2018 (CWG 2018) has denied issuing an upgraded accreditation to shooter Varsha Varman’s father Vinay Varman.

other sports Updated: Apr 12, 2018 18:01 IST
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India's chef-de-mission for the 2018 Commonwealth Games Vikram Sisodia has denied the reports(PTI)

India’s chef-de-mission at the ongoing Commonwealth Games Vikram Sisodia on Thursday denied issuing accreditation to the father of a shooter, who tried to enter the athletes lounge at the Belmont Shooting Center in Brisbane.

“It has been reported in one of the newspaper that one of the shooters father Mr Vinay Varman has been issued upgrade pass or accreditation from the Chef De Mission’s office...no accreditation upgrade Pass has been issued from the CDM office to any shooter’s father or to any personal coach from the shooting contingent,” Sisodia said in a brief statement.

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Double trap shooter Varsha Varman’s father Vinay Varman had tried to enter the athletes’ lounge at the range but was stopped by the officials of the National Rifles Association of India.

Varsha had finished fourth in the women’s double trap event on Wednesday.

First Published: Apr 12, 2018 13:02 IST