NEW DELHI: The Organising Committee Commonwealth Games (OCCG) on Thursday urged all States to honour sporting legends of their area during the Queen’s Baton Relay countrywide tour.

“Please ensure that all international sportspersons — past and present — residing in your state are involved in the relay.

“It will ensure a high visibility for Olympic sport ,” said OCCG Chairman Suresh Kalmadi while announcing the schedule of the QBR following his meeting with the nodal officers from different States and union territories.

The baton will enter India from Pakistan through the Wagah border on June 25 before travelling 20,000 km across the country and reaching Delhi on September 30 — three days prior to the Games.

The Secretary of Union Sports Ministry, Sindhushree Khullar, said the QBR would provide an opportunity to create sports consciousness among common people.

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