The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) on Saturday pulled up chief national coach Radhakrishnan Nair for allowing a few of the national campers leave for home “without permission”.
Lalit Bhanot, chairman of the AFI Planning Commission, told Nair to get an affidavit from all the athletes that they will not leave their training base until the end of the national camp.
India’s top track and field athletes, including the likes of Neeraj Chopra and Hima Das, are currently training at NIS-Patiala and the Sports Authority of India Centre in Bangalore. Some of the national campers had gone home recently due to reasons concerning their families.
“There was total anarchy in the camp. How can you grant leave to the athletes, who authorised them to go home?” Bhanot asked Nair.
“You are allowing them…