NRAI, National Rifles Association of India has refused to renew contracts of all existing coaches. The flash news of sacking 24 junior, national and international coaches was delivered directly to their mailboxes on Wednesday.
There was a review meet-up was going on among seniors and authorities of the Federation and the decision was taken in the same.
Newly elected Secretary of NRAI, Kanwar Sultan Singh Told reporters ” Yes we have Terminated contracts of all the coaches of all category assessing their performances in recent past few years”.
The federation also stated that it will start hiring new coaches soon. Kanwar Sultan Singh, General Secretary also said “we have to consider a lot of factors while hiring the coaches. It is no longer only about techical skills. It is much more than that we have felt the need for having coaches who can pass on things other than skills. Things like mental training, confidence building and overall conduct will be desired for incoming coaches. “
The NRAI has only 2 months to fill and flutter the vaccancy created suddenly, just before the commencement of International Championships.
“We will be setting new parameters to hire the coaches and if they fit the bill-they can re-apply. The selection would be subject to them clearing the eligibility criteria. Also, the appointments will be done only after consultation with Sports Authority of India”. He further added.
Sultan Singh also said that federation is pondering to hire all-round fit and high performance director, making it open for foreign coaches too. And all the eligibility criteria will be same for the foreigners coming in for the posts.
Those who have been terminated strikingly were:-
Rifle:- Deepali Deshpande, Suma Shirur, Manoj kumar, Deepak kumar dubey, Dalip Chandel, Satguru Das.
Pistol:- Ronak Pandit, Samaresh Jung, Jaspal Rana, Ved prakash, Priti Sharma, Shakun Bhugra, Sonia Rai, Rajiv Sharma, Sumeet Sanghavi.
Shotgun:- Mansher Singh, Vikram Chopra, Amarjung Sidhu, Vishadev Singh, Padmanabhan, Anwer Sultan, Veerpal kaur, Krishna Kumar and Neel.
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