The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) has asked its shooters to stay away from an “unauthorised online league”, stating disciplinary action will be taken against those who compete in the tournament.

It is believed that the league is the brainchild of former India shooter Shimon Sharif, who has been hosting several e-championships ever since the country went into lockdown, starting March 25 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Sharif, who runs a website indianshooting.com, is, however, determined to go ahead with the month-long competition via a video-conferencing application.

“We will be going ahead with the league and it will be organised on July 4 as planned as there are several shooters from other countries who have already registered. The NRAI only has control over the Indian shooters. Majority of the competition will have top athletes from abroad anyway,” Sharif said.

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