The Indian hockey team's ongoing national camp, which is currently underway at the SAI centre, will conclude a week earlier on 12 December on the recommendation of chief coach Graham Reid.
Jaskaran Singh says he 'learned a lot' playing alongside Manpreet Singh, Chinglensana Singh in India hockey team
Jaskaran added that he would like to have more exposure in the international circuit once the Indian team starts competing again.
Varun Kumar, who was a part of the FIH Junior World Cup winning India team in 2016, said the SAI and Hockey India ensured that all the COVID-19 protocols and guidelines are followed by the players.
Surender was among six hockey players, including skipper Manpreet Singh, who had tested positive for the deadly virus upon their return to the national camp in Bengaluru in August after a month's break.
Six players of the men's team, including Manpreet, had tested positive for COVID-19 at the team's training base here in August after they arrived for the national camp following a month's break.
In lieu with government's 'unlock' guidelines, the athletes were glad to get back to their training routine, however, a few of them, unfortunately, contracted COVID-19.
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The 25-year-old Rani said she couldn't stop herself from crying when she first got to know of being one among the chosen five, leaving her parents quite worried because they, apparently, had no idea about the magnitude of the award and why it made their daughter so emotional.
Hockey players begin training with basic exercise, to work on skill development next, says head coach Graham Reid
Graham Reid said during the mandatory two-week quarantine period after re-joining the national camp earlier this month, the players were tasked to reinvigorate their Olympic goal by learning the country's Olympic history.
All six India men's hockey players discharged from Bengaluru hospital after recovering from COVID-19, says SAI
The SAI said in a statement that Manpreet, defender Surender Kumar, Jaskaran Singh, Varun Kumar, goalkeeper Krishan Bahadur Pathak and striker Mandeep Singh have been placed under quarantine at its Bengaluru centre after they were discharged from the hospital
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Women's doubles specialist Sikki and Kiran, who have been attending the national camp at the academy, are both asymptomatic, according to a SAI statement
On 10 August, Mandeep had tested COVID-19 positive, becoming the sixth player at the SAI centre in Bengaluru to have come in contact with infection.
India men's hockey team captain Manpreet Singh recalls Pargat Singh's advice that helped him stay focus on his aim.
Mandeep Singh is asymptomatic and is being treated along with the other five players by doctors in Bengaluru, where the national camp is due to start on 20 August at the SAI centre.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Manpreet Singh, four other players showing only mild symptoms, say SAI doctors
The Indian men's hockey team skipper Manpreet Singh and the four other players who have tested positive for COVID-19 were showing only "mild symptoms" and they were doing well, the doctors from Sports Authority of India said on Saturday.
Coronavirus Outbreak: India men's hockey captain Manpreet Singh, four other players test positive for COVID-19
Besides Manpreet, defender Surender Kumar, Jaskaran Singh and drag-flicker Varun Kumar have also tested positive for the deadly virus.
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India men's hockey team captain Manpreet Singh said the scheduling provides enough time for the team to prepare for a major event like the Pro League.
Rani who returned to Shahbad in Haryana could not hide her happiness on meeting her family.
Resistance band workouts to English classes, coach Graham Reid explains India hockey team's lockdown routine
From running with resistance bands to continuing English classes, India men's hockey team players followed a very interesting schedule to stay in best physical and mental shape during lockdown