On 28th February 2020 (Friday), India Withdrew Itself From The Shooting World Cup In Cyprus, Citing the Coronavirus Threat There.

The Shotgun World Cup Which Is Recognised By International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF), Is Scheduled To Be Held In The Eastern Mediterranean Island Nation Starting From 4th March 2020 and Ending On 13th March 2020.

The Indian Shooting Team Decided To back out From The Tournament On The Advice Of The Union Government Due To The Massive  COVID-19 Outbreak Across The World.

The Indian Shooting Team Included Proven Performers Like Lakshay Sheoran, Manavjit Singh Sandhu, Shreyasi Singh, Angad Vir Singh Bajwa And Mairaj Ahmed Khan.

India Backs Out Of Shooting World Cup In Cyprus

A National Rifle Association Of India (NRAI) Source Told Press Trust Of India  (PTI)  “The Coronavirus Threat Is The Only Reason We Are Pulling Out And It Has Been Done On The Advice Of Central Agencies “


Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Is An Infectious Disease. The Disease Was Discovered And Named During The 2019-20 Coronavirus Outbreak. Those Affected May Have A Dry Cough, Fatigue, And Shortness Of Breath. While The Majority Of Cases Result In Mild Symptoms, Some Can Progress To Pneumonia And Multi-Organ Failure. So, India decided to back out of Shooting world cup in Cyprus

This Deadly Virus, Originated In Wuhan, China Has So Far Killed Close To 3000 People And Has Infected Around 80000 People Globally.

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The WHO Has Declared The 2019-20 Coronavirus Outbreak A Public Health Emergency Of International Concern (PHEIC). As Of February 2020 China, Hong Kong, Iran, Italy, Japan, Singapore, South Korea And United States Are Areas Having Evidence Of Community Transmission Of Disease.

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Cyprus, Officially “The Republic Of Cyprus”,  Is An Island Country In The Eastern Mediterranean And The Third-Largest And The Third-Most Populous Island In The Mediterranean.

Most noteworthy, the Official Governing Body For All Olympic And Non-Olympic Clay Target And Rifle/Pistol Shooting In Cyprus Is The Cyprus Shooting Sport Federation. It Is Affiliated To International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF), European Shooting Confederation (ESC), And To The Commonwealth Shooting Federation (CSF). India back out of shooting world cup.

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Cyprus Has Not Yet Reported Any Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19, But The Nation Has Kept Suspected Cases Under Quarantine As A Precautionary Measure.


India Is Also Scheduled To Host A Combined Shooting World Cup From 16th March To 26th March At The Dr Karni Singh Range In New Delhi. But Due To COVID -19, Seven Nations Have Already Withdrawn Which Includes China, North Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Turkmenistan, Bahrain And Macau As They Are On Complete Lockdown.

Effects and steps by ISSF

Thinking about the remarkable circumstance, the ISSF has additionally mentioned the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to draw out the inner Olympic capability time frame so as to guarantee all shooters get equivalent odds of making it to the Games.

Moreover, the Effect Of This Deadly Virus Has Also Led To The Postponement Of A Number Of Sporting Events Across The World Which Includes The World Indoor Track And Field Championships, The Chinese F1 Grand Prix, Moto GP Races In Qatar And Thailand, As Well As Six Nations Rugby Matches And Several Italian Football League Matches (SERIE A).

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Other Effects

Above all, the 3×3 Basketball Olympic Qualifiers Became The First Major Tournament To Be Postponed In India Due To The Outbreak. It Was Supposed To Be Held In Bengaluru Commencing From 18th March.

Also, earlier This Month, The Indian Government Refused To Grant Visa(s) To Chinese Grapplers For The Asian Wrestling Championship Held In New Delhi. The Event Was Conducted From 18th February To 23rd February.

Above all, there Have Been 31 Confirmed Cases In The Nation, With Authorities In Delhi Ordering The Immediate Closure Of Schools Until March 31st, To Prevent Local Transmission And The  Central Government Making Universal Screening Mandatory For All International Passengers Arriving In India.