The Sports activities Authority of India (SAI) has briefly stopped hockey actions for every week on the Nationwide Stadium right here from Thursday attributable to a surge in new instances of coronavirus within the Capital, confirmed a SAI coach.
There are 30-35 hockey gamers enrolled beneath SAI’s come-and-play scheme, mentioned an official of the SAI.
“The actions have been stopped for every week but when Covid-19 instances proceed to spiral, apply could possibly be stopped for an additional week,” a SAI official instructed IANS.
The Main Dhyan Chand Nationwide Stadium can also be dwelling to the Nationwide Centre of Excellence (NCOE) in hockey for each women and men.
“There are 40 gamers, together with 20 within the girls’s class. However final week, seven gamers of the NCOE examined constructive for Covid-19 and the NCOE was shut,” added the SAI official.
SAI has additionally stopped coaching in Bhopal’s NCOE as greater than 30 athletes and officers examined constructive for Covid-19.
“SAI is making an effort to comprise the unfold of virus. Subsequently, the athletes who examined constructive in Bhopal have been shifted to hospital as a precautionary measure. Not one of the athletes are important. In view of the rising Covid-19 instances, SAI has additionally issued a round to all NCOEs to observe the Normal Working Process (SOP) extra strictly,” SAI mentioned in an announcement.