Two Indian boxers nonetheless in quarantine in Germany

Vinayak Padmadeo

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, December 22

While the boxing squad has returned to India after its impressive show at the Cologne World Cup, two boxers and the team physiotherapist had to stay back in Germany to complete their quarantine period.

Team’s physiotherapist Rohit Kashyap had tested positive for Covid-19 before the start of the tournament. Along with Kashyap, boxers Shiva Thapa and Sanjeet were also put in quarantine, as they were Kashyap’s primary contacts. Both boxers had to withdraw from the tournament.

The Boxing Federation of India (BFI) is in touch with the trio. Even the officials of the German boxing federation are there in case the trio needs any assistance.

Kashyap is set to be tested again on December 24. “They are all healthy and if Rohit’s report returns negative, the three will return by December 26,” BFI executive director RK Sacheti told The Tribune.

Camp from December 26?

Sacheti said that they have sent a proposal to start the boxing camp at three different places as they look to build on the two-month long training and competition stint abroad. “We are waiting for the approval. The team that travelled for the foreign trip will only assemble from January 5, while all others should start training from December 26,” Sacheti said.

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