After six hockey gamers, SAI official checks Covid constructive

Vinayak Padmadeo

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 12

There is not any finish to the woes of the Sports Authority of India (SAI) administration. Days after six nationwide hockey squad gamers examined constructive for Covid-19 — they’re below fixed commentary in a Bengaluru hospital — an assistant director in Bengaluru has examined constructive for the virus.

The assistant director, whose identify is being withheld as per the Covid protocol, is assigned to the teaching division. He undertook the take a look at on Monday, however he has been on medical depart from August 3. He visited SAI’s Bengaluru facility on Monday to get his medical depart prolonged. It will not be clear whether or not he was capable of meet the physician on obligation on the SAI centre.

Incidentally, the event comes on the day SAI introduced that the boys’s and ladies’s hockey groups will resume full coaching from August 19.

four contacts

The assistant director is alleged to have met 4 of his colleagues from the teaching division earlier than leaving the campus. RT-PCR checks will probably be performed on the 4 staffers by tomorrow. However, if some other workers member develops the Covid signs, the RT-PCR checks will probably be performed on them and their main contacts.

As per protocol, the executive constructing will probably be closed till subsequent Monday.

Hockey camp from August 19

Meanwhile, after consultations with Hockey India, SAI has determined to go forward with the nationwide camps from August 19. The determination has been taken regardless of the Covid scare within the Bengaluru centre. On Tuesday, the six gamers who had examined constructive — Mandeep Singh, captain Manpreet Singh, Surender Kumar, Jaskaran Singh, Varun Kumar and Krishan Pathak — have been moved to a hospital as a precautionary measure.

“After having had detailed discussions with all stakeholders including the Chief Coaches and core probables of both the teams and after giving the utmost priority to the safety and well-being of all the athletes, it has been decided that the sporting activities will be resumed at SAI’s National Centre of Excellence in Bengaluru, as scheduled earlier,” SAI mentioned in a press release.

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