NEW DELHI, February 12: Bye, bye ‘Sports Authority of India (SAI)’. Welcome ‘Sports India’. SAI was on Monday formally renamed as ‘Sports India’ after an hour-long meeting between the sports ministry and SAI officials at the Shastri Bhawan put an official stamp of approval to the name change.
The meeting was chaired by sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore. The only formality now remaining is to notify the Registrar of Societies about the change of name. This process will take a week or so once the minister approves the minutes of the meeting.
Pak shooters to get visas
The cloud of uncertainty over the participation of Pakistan shooters in the upcoming ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol in the national capital seems to have lifted.
It’s been learnt that the Indian ministry of home affairs has sanctioned the visa application of shooters Muhammad Khalil Akhtar and Ghulam Mustafa Bashir. Their coach, Razi Ahmed’s visa application has also been approved, according to official sources.
The Indian high commission in Islamabad has been notified about the ministry’s approval and it’s been believed that the two shooters and the coach will soon have their visas stamped by the high commission. (TNN)