Coach Sayed denied visa

India’s pistol shooters competing in the ISSF World Cup in Fort Benning, USA will be without the services of coach Sayed Wajid Ali as he has been denied visa to travel for the May 4-13 tournament.

The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) said the US embassy is yet to give a reason for denying the government core-group coach visa.

“He has been denied visa though we don’t know the reason behind that. He is also yet to get the passport back,” NRAI adviser Baljeet Singh Sethi told PTI.

“Though the other coaches are there, it is unfortunate as far as the pistol shooters are concerned. His presence would have certainly helped them,” Sethi added.

“The federation has got the foreign affairs ministry write a letter to the US embassy in this regard, but still he could not go,” Sethi said.

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