Government steps in to try to avoid India Commonwealth Games boycott

• Sports minister Nigel Adams suggests separate shooting event
• India unhappy after shooting not chosen as one of the 19 sports

The government has intervened in an attempt to stop India boycotting the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in protest after shooting was not chosen as one of the sports for the event.

The Indian Olympic Association, which won 16 shooting medals at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast last year, will decide next month whether to miss the event after it was confirmed that shooting would not be included for the first time since 1970.

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