Emboldened by the success of the international online shooting championship, the brain behind the initiative will now try his hand at hosting it in a league format over a one-month period, with top foreign players taking part.

It will be the first ever online league for an Olympic sport, according to organiser Shimon Sharif, a former India shooter.

“The league will not be restricted to India and will have some of the international teams competing for the top honours,” said Sharif, who competed in the ISSF World Cup in Korea in 2003.

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“Austria has already confirmed a strong team, which includes Tokyo Olympic quota winner Martin Strempfl, while teams from France and England have also shown interest in the league.”

The teams will be allowed to include up to two shooters from other countries.

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