Wrestler Sumit Malik leaves Sonepat camp underneath mysterious circumstances


Vinayak Padmadeo
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 3

Wrestler Sumit Malik has left the nationwide camp in Sonepat underneath mysterious circumstances.

The 125kg freestyle wrestler, who hails from Rohtak’s Karor village, abruptly left the camp whereas different campers had been being administered the RT-PCR check for Covid.

Both the wrestler and the Sports Authority of India (SAI) declare that he left the camp as a result of private causes.

However, a supply stated Malik was allowed to go away the camp as a result of he had fever.

“Sumit Malik reported to the camp but wanted to leave owing to some personal reasons. He was relieved and has left for home,” SAI stated in a press release.

Malik confirmed this. “My mother is very ill, I think she will be operated on soon,” stated Malik.

However, it has been reliably learnt that the wrestler had complained of being feverish. After session with chief coach Jagmander Singh and Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) officers, he was given permission to go away the camp.

“They were worried that the camp may be cancelled if other wrestlers fall ill because of him, so he was permitted to leave the camp,” the supply stated.

Surprisingly, Malik left with out taking the RT-PCR check.

Three check optimistic

Meanwhile, three wrestlers, together with 2019 World Championships silver medallist Deepak Punia, have examined optimistic for COVID-19. In all, 22 campers, together with wrestlers and training workers, had been examined because the prevailing SAI protocol.

“As per protocol all wrestlers along with the coaches and support staff were made to undergo mandatory RT-PCR test for COVID-19. During the test, wrestlers Deepak Punia-86kg, Navin-65kg and Krishan-125kg were found positive and have been moved to a SAI empanelled hospital as a precautionary measure and for further monitoring,” SAI stated in a press release.



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