Ahmedabad , February 24 : Kiren Rijiju, the Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports has said that whenever an international competition will be held in India, he will ensure that the international athletes are asked to be in quarantine for minimal days so that they are not discouraged.
ISSF Combined Shooting World Cup is scheduled to be held in Delhi from March 18-29. The New Delhi World Cup will see as many as 30 finals being held at an ISSF World Cup stage for the first time with the new team formats approved by the ISSF last year coming into play. All selections were based on the latest NRAI rankings. Korea, Singapore, USA, United Kingdom, Iran, Ukraine, France, Hungary, Italy, Thailand, and Turkey have already confirmed their participation in the World Cup.
"I have already assured that whenever an international competition will be held in India, we will take such steps so that protocols can be maintained and the foreign players would not be put in a quarantine where their duration is extended and they are discouraged. If our players are asked to stay in quarantine for 14 days, then they also would not like to go. Some protocols are there and we will do our best so that the players can be asked to stay in quarantine for minimal days," said Rijiju while interacting with select media here in Ahmedabad.