January 18, 2021

Hockey-India captain Manpreet Singh amongst 5 to check Covid-19 constructive in camp

NEW DELHI – 5 Indian hockey gamers, together with captain Manpreet Singh, have examined constructive for COVID-19 on the group’s coaching base in Bengaluru and the variety of contaminated gamers may rise, the Sports activities Authority of India (SAI) has mentioned.

Manpreet, Surender Kumar, Jaskaran Singh, Varun Kumar and Krishan B Pathak had initially examined unfavourable on their return to the coaching base after a month’s break.

A dozen gamers have been subsequently examined for a second time after Manpreet and Surender displayed COVID-19 signs, the SAI mentioned in an announcement on Friday.

“The quarantined athletes didn’t work together with different athletes who have been already current on the camp…few take a look at outcomes are nonetheless awaited,” it mentioned.

The gamers might need contracted the virus whereas travelling from their hometowns to Bengaluru, it added.

“I’m very pleased that they made the testing of athletes obligatory,” Manpreet mentioned.

“That proactive step helped in figuring out the issue proper in time. I’m doing wonderful and hope to get better very quickly.”

The worldwide well being disaster continues to disrupt athletes’ coaching in India, the worst hit nation in Asia the place coronavirus circumstances have topped 2 million.

The nation’s capturing federation has known as off a camp for its elite shooters that was to start this week on the outskirts of Delhi.

Eight of India’s elite badminton gamers, together with world champion Pusarla Sindhu returned to coaching in Hyderabad on Friday, however shooters’ camp, which was to start this week on the outskirts of Delhi, has been known as off.