Shooting Excluded from 2022 Commonwealth Games in 7 Optional Sports T20 Cricket Can Make Debut

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India’s medal tally at the 2022 Commonwealth Games, to be held at Birmingham, might take a hit as shooting has been excluded from the competition. Cricket could feature at the 2022 edition as a mixed-gender Twenty20 (T20) tournament.

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  • Birmingham Games officials did not pick shooting in the list of optional sports, for the final programme which now includes- judo, table tennis, wrestling, gymnastics, diving, cycling and 3v3 basketball as the 7 optional sports and 10 mandatory ones.

  • Decision to exclude shooting was taken as Birmingham does not have proper facilities for the sport.

  • The next edition of the Commonwealth Games set to take place at Gold Coast in Australia from 4 - 15 April 2018.

Shooting in Commonwealth Games

  • Shooting first featured at the Kingston Commonwealth Games in 1966 and has been part of all editions since 1974.

  • India was dominating shooting competitions at Commonwealth Games.

  • In 2014 Glasgow games, India won 17 medal and four golds.

  • In New Delhi 2010, India topped the overall medals tally in shooting, winning a total of 30 medals — 14 golds, 11 silvers and 5 bronzes.

Cricket in Commonwealth Games

  • Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) would like to introduce cricket for the 2022 edition.

  • Commonwealth Games Federation would partner with the International Cricket Council to incorporate it into the medal events programme.

- Published/Last Modified on: January 3, 2018