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Untitled1111XtraTime Web Desk: The Sports Ministry has confirmed India's contingent for the 2018 Commonwealth Games to be held at Gold Coast City in Australia from April 4-15, 2018, which comprises 325 members (221 athletes, 58 coaches, 17 doctors and physiotherapists, seven managers and 22 other officials).

In individual disciplines, Athletics and Shooting has the maximum representation with 31 and 27 participants respectively, while weightlifting and wrestling will see 16 and 12 contenders, respectively stepping up to the challenge. 10 Indian shuttlers will vie for supremacy at the quadrennial event, comprising the likes of World No. 2 Kidambi Srikanth and No. 3 PV Sindhu (who will be India's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of Common Wealth Games Event.

"The Indian Olympic Association (IOA), Sports Authority of India (SAI), National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA), and concerned NSFs may take appropriate measures for conducting the dope tests. IOA may also ensure the medical fitness of the team/individual sportspersons prior to their departure”, said the Sports Minister.

Earlier, the presence of 'extra officials' in the Commonwealth Games-bound Indian contingent had become a major flashpoint between the sports ministry and the Indian Olympic Association (IOA).

The IOA then on Thursday had said that Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore had assured it to have a re-look at government's policy of not clearing 'extra officials' for the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast.

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