Star Sports to live telecast Asian Airgun Shooting Championship

MUMBAI: Star Sports has acquired the live telecast rights of the 8th Asian Airgun Championship. 

The championship will be aired live on Star Sports 4 and Star HD 4 from 27 - 30 September between 4 - 6 pm.

Sports agency Sporty Solutionz, which has been engaged as exclusive consultants by the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI), will produce the event.

National Rifle Association of India president Raninder Singh said, "This is the first time that an international shooting event at this level shall be produced and broadcast live. Shooting is a sport with tremendous mass interest and it is also the best medal prospect for India at next year's Rio Games. I am committed to make shooting a household sporting spectacle. I invite the nation's sports lovers to Dr Karni Singh Shooting Ranges."

"There is no dearth of stars and talent in this sport. The high quality production and live broadcast on the Star platform is certainly going to increase the fan base for shooting," said Sporty Solutionz CEO Ashish Chadha.

"This sport has tremendous potential. Our endeavour during the Asian Airgun Championship is a step in the direction of  realising this potential. This will not just draw the corporates towards shooting, but will also boost gen next to take up shooting as a career option," he added.

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