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.
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.
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.
Surender Kumar was recently released from hospital after recovering from COVID-19.
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
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.
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Besides Manpreet, defender Surender Kumar, Jaskaran Singh and drag-flicker Varun Kumar have also tested positive for the deadly virus.
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Dragflciker Harmanpreet Singh will don the captain's armband in Manpreet's absence, while striker Mandeep Singh will be his deputy.
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Teams in Ipoh will be aware of the fact that the Indian team has a relatively inexperienced side and morale gets a boost if you beat the 5th ranked team in the world.
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