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ISSF Archery World Cup in Baku won’t happen resulting from coronavirus pandemic

The match was scheduled to happen from June 21 to July 2 and would have served as a superb preparation floor for all shooters certified for the Tokyo Olympics.

Tokyo 2020 quota profitable Indian shooters with NRAI officers on the ISSF New Delhi 2021 World Cup. Picture Courtesy: NRAI

New Delhi: The subsequent ISSF World Cup in Baku, Azerbaijan, scheduled simply earlier than the Tokyo Olympics, won’t happen resulting from a COVID-19[female[feminine case within the host nation.

The match was scheduled to happen from June 21 to July 2 and would have served as a superb preparation floor for all shooters certified for the Tokyo Olympics.

The Azerbaijani Capturing Federation (ASF) has knowledgeable the Worldwide Capturing Sports activities Federation that because of the COVID-19[female[feminine In Azerbaijan’s case, the nation’s authorities “deemed it inappropriate and harmful to carry the ISSF World Cup in Baku,” the world governing physique mentioned in a press release.

“In view of the entire above, we’re obliged to tell you that the ISSF Baku 2021 World Cup won’t happen,” the ISSF mentioned quoting the ASF.

“We’re very sorry about this, however there was no different answer, because the well being of the individuals is a precedence for all of us.”

India will area a 15-member contingent on the Tokyo Video games, and the Mixed World Cup in Baku was the final high-profile worldwide outing for shooters earlier than the game’s centerpiece within the Japanese capital.

The Tokyo Olympics are scheduled from July 23 to August 8.

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