Coronavirus Outbreak: Sports Authority of India suspends training camps till 3 May in wake of extended nationwide lockdown

All training camps at Sports Authority of India (SAI) centres across the country will remain suspended till 3 May after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced an extension of the ongoing national lockdown to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

Press Trust of India April 14, 2020 11:34:41 IST
Coronavirus Outbreak: Sports Authority of India suspends training camps till 3 May in wake of extended nationwide lockdown

New Delhi: All training camps at Sports Authority of India (SAI) centres across the country will remain suspended till 3 May after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced an extension of the ongoing national lockdown to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

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"All SAI camps were postponed till 14 April because of the ongoing lockdown. We thought of taking a decision on the way forward after 14 April. But since the lockdown is extended, the camps will remained suspended till 3 May," a SAI source told PTI on Tuesday after the Prime Minister's address to the nation.

However, athletes such as star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, currently at NIS Patiala, will be allowed to stay at SAI hostels. Chopra has been in Patiala ever since returning from Turkey from a training stint last month.

"The athletes who are there in SAI Bengaluru and Patiala will continue to remain there," the source said.

The pandemic has caused more than 300 deaths in India, which has over 10,000 positive cases now.

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