25 October, 2020

‘Only A Probe Can Find What’s Wrong’

National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) president Raninder Singh on the inquiry committee he has instituted to figure out the reason behind the Olympic debacle

‘Only A Probe Can Find What’s Wrong’

National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) president Raninder Singh spoke to Qaiser Mohammad Ali. Excerpts from the interview:

How did the committee go about the report on the non-performance of shooters in the Olympics?

The committee sent a questionnaire to 580 shooters registered with NRAI and almost 95 per cent responded. This review report will help in improving for the 2020 Olympics.

What prompted you to initiate a review and also make its findings public?

One option was to do what everybody does in our fraternity, that is sweep everything under the carpet and put our heads into the ground like an ostrich. I have no ego and these are no fixed posts. The only way to find out if we’ve gone wrong somewhere is to have an independent, ruthless inquiry. It was not imp­osed on us by some court. Unless we know what is wrong objectively, we cannot fix it. The intention was to fix it, so that we don’t face this nonsense anymore.

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