New Delhi, September 10
The nationwide badminton camp in Hyderabad for subsequent month’s Thomas and Uber Cup Final was on Thursday scrapped after it turned clear that gamers wouldn’t get any rest on the necessary seven-day quarantine interval.
The camp was initially scheduled to begin on September 7 and conclude on September 27 for the occasion set for October three to 11 in Aarhus, Denmark. It was proposed by the Sports Authority of India on the SAI Pullela Gopichand Academy.
Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the SAI needed all of the 26 gamers to be in quarantine for no less than per week earlier than coaching, an thought which was rejected by the gamers and Badminton Association of India (BAI).
“SAI had made it clear that it can’t make any concession on the quarantine protocols and left it to BAI to decide on the camp. So after deliberation, it was decided today that it will be difficult for players to follow it,” Vimal Kumar, one of many selectors, advised PTI.
“So players will have to practice and continue in their respective centres and report to Hyderabad before departure for the event.”
The former India chief coach admitted that it will be powerful to pick a group with out a camp or trial.
“It is a little tough of course, but most of the players have been training and playing where they are, but yes, real assessment will be difficult under the circumstances.”
The SAI had stated that gamers must keep and prepare on the Gopichand academy to make sure larger well being security amid the raging pandemic.
However, prime gamers, who’re principally from Hyderabad, had been towards the thought and voiced their reluctance to remain on the academy to the SAI in a video convention.
While many gamers have already reached Hyderabad for the camp, a number of outstation shuttlers like Malvika Bansod and Ashmita Chaliha had been requested to attend by the BAI.
“Those who have already reached can train at the Gopichand Academy, while the camp for the Olympic hopefuls will continue,” stated a BAI supply.
Sai Praneeth pulls out
In one other growth, world bronze-winner B Sai Praneeth has pulled out of the Thomas Cup and the 2 Super 750 occasions in Denmark as a consequence of ache in his proper knee.
“I had this pain in my right knee since resuming training last month. I had to take a break for a few days but the pain came back to affect my training,” stated Praneeth.
“So, I consulted a doctor and he told me to not go all out in training for at least 10 days. So, I have no option but to pull out. It is unfortunate but I have to take care of my health now ahead of the (Olympic) qualifiers.” PTI