Indian shuttlers and coaches attending the nationwide camp in Hyderabad heaved a sigh of aid on Saturday after doubles exponent N Sikki Reddy and physiotherapist C Kiran examined detrimental for Covid-19, two days after they examined constructive.
The Sports activities Authority of India (SAI) instantly introduced that they might resume the camp—shut on Thursday after the 2 examined constructive—from August 17. “Since all campers are Covid-19 detrimental, we’ve determined to go forward with the camp, following the Normal Working Process (SOP). Coaching will resume on the academy from Monday,” chief nationwide coach Pullela Gopichand stated.
All nationwide campers have been examined on Tuesday by a SAI chosen lab with the outcomes of everybody however Reddy and Kiran coming detrimental on Wednesday. The 2 examined constructive on Thursday and determined to endure one other RT-PCR check at a non-public hospital on Friday.
“I don’t know what occurred. I do know Covid-19 is asymptomatic however I used to be fully nice, coaching for three-four hours constantly with full depth. Docs have been telling me it (earlier report) is just not correct as a result of I by no means had even a single symptom,” Reddy, who will flip 27 on Tuesday, stated from Hyderabad.
Reddy — India’s highest ranked girls’s (world No.28 with Ashwini Ponnappa) and combined doubles (No.27 with Pranaav Jerry Chopra) participant—additionally obtained her family members examined, all returning detrimental. The southpaw added that every one nationwide campers have been following SOP on the academy and “taking utmost care from the begin to the tip of the classes”. “We’re not even doing stretching on the ground, nobody (from exterior) is allowed on the sector of play,” she stated.
This additionally places into query the legitimacy of the checks and the labs conducting them. Each Reddy and Kiran needed to endure a tough time, get each family members examined along with the nationwide camp being closed abruptly.
Sindhu to not be a part of camp instantly
In the meantime, reigning world champion PV Sindhu has determined that she won’t be a part of the camp instantly. “We haven’t obtained any name but concerning the resumption of camp. We’ll look ahead to just a few days after which see. Until then Sindhu will think about her health classes,” Sindhu’s father PV Ramana stated.
Sindhu was contemplating shifting on-court coaching to Suchitra Academy—the place she does her health exercises—from the SAI-Gopichand Nationwide Badminton Academy after Reddy and Kiran examined constructive.
Even 2012 London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal has been coaching individually with husband Parupalli Kashyap at one other centre in Hyderabad. She’s going to be a part of the camp after gaining extra court docket time.
Males’s doubles world No.10 Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy will proceed to watch the state of affairs of their respective hometowns earlier than deciding to hitch the camp. “We’ll most probably take part September,” Shetty stated from Mumbai.