NEW DELHI: The () has requested the Central Board of Secondary Education () to reschedule the Class 12 exam dates in two subjects for shooters and to enable them to participate in the Asian Airgun Championships in Chinese Taipei from March 25 to April 2. The tournament dates are clashing with the board exams.
Bhaker would have to appear for her history paper on March 25 and physical education exam on March 30, and both these dates are coinciding with the championships. Sidhu, who had won a silver in the under-21 event at the Khelo India Youth Games (KIYG) in Pune, also has to take his psychology exam on March 29 and physical education on March 30.
The SAI was approached by the parents of both athletes to intervene and request the CBSE authorities to allot fresh dates for these exams, so that the athletes could appear in the exams and also participate in the championships.
Following the request, the SAI has written to Anita Karwal, chairperson, CBSE to allow both athletes to take the exams on fresh dates. Last year, too, SAI had written to CBSE with a similar request for shooter Anish Bhanwala, and he was allowed to take the Class X board exams after the event in which he was competing got over.