325-member Indian contingent for CWG accredited


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NEW DELHI: The Sports Ministry has confirmed India's contingent for the 2018 Commonwealth Video games to be held at Gold Coast Metropolis in Australia from April Four-15, which includes 325 members (221 athletes, 58 coaches, 17 docs and physiotherapists, seven managers and 22 different officers).

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In particular person disciplines, Athletics and Capturing has the utmost illustration with 31 and 27 members respectively, whereas weightlifting and wrestling will see 16 and 12 contenders, respectively stepping as much as the problem. 10 Indian shuttlers will vie for supremacy on the quadrennial occasion, comprising the likes of World No. 2 Kidambi Srikanth and No. three PV Sindhu (who can be India's flag bearer on the opening ceremony of CWG 2018).

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"Expenditure of the above cited Indian contingent might be borne by SAI from funds made out there to it underneath the Scheme of Help to NSFs as per annexure II. SAI will nominate a nodal officer for this exercise that can be accountable to coordinate with the MYAS, NADA, IOA, Balmer and Lawrie and so forth," the Sports activities Ministry stated in a press release.

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"The Indian Olympic Affiliation (IOA), Sports activities Authority of India, (SAI), Nationwide Anti-Doping Company (NADA), and anxious NSFs might take applicable measures for conducting the dope checks. IOA may additionally guarantee medical health of the workforce/particular person sportspersons previous to their departure."

The record of gamers and officers accredited discipine-wise is given under:


Earlier, the presence of 'additional officers' within the Commonwealth Video games-bound Indian contingent had develop into a serious flashpoint between the sports activities ministry and the Indian Olympic Affiliation (IOA).
The IOA then on Thursday had stated that Sports activities Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore had assured it to have a re-look at authorities's coverage of not clearing 'additional officers' for the upcoming Commonwealth Video games in Gold Coast. This assurance got here after the IOA President Narinder Batra slammed the ministry for elevating "pointless points" concerning the Commonwealth Video games contingent, asking it to use the identical requirements of probity for its personal bureaucrats.