India captain Rani Rampal, six others take a look at optimistic for Covid

New Delhi, April 26

Seven members of the Indian women’s hockey team, including captain Rani Rampal, and two support staff members today tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of a training camp at the Sports Authority of India’s (SAI) centre in Bengaluru.

All the players and support staff are asymptomatic and have been placed under observation at the SAI centre.

“They were tested on April 24, post quarantine after their return from their respective home towns to their training base at SAI Bengaluru, as per the laid down protocol,” the SAI said in a statement.

Besides Rani, the others who have been infected are Savita Punia, Sharmila Devi, Rajani, Navjot Kaur, Navneet Kaur and Sushila.

The two support staff members who have tested positive are video analyst Amrutaprakash and scientific advisor Wayne Lombard.

The Indian women’s hockey core group had returned to the national camp in Bengaluru on April 18 to restart the preparations for the Tokyo Olympics after a 10-day break. The 25-member Olympics core group underwent mandatory quarantine before the commencement of training. — PTI

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