The Olympics-bound Indian men’s and women’s hockey teams will return for their respective national camps on August 4 at SAI Centre in Bengaluru and head straight to a 14-day quarantine in keeping with the COVID-19 protocols.

The decision was taken by the Sports Authority of India (SAI) after the nodal body received the go-ahead from the Karnataka government that has been battling rising COVID-19 cases in recent times.

“The camp will begin in keeping with all protocols and in strict adherence to the SOPs of SAI and that of the state government. Athletes, coaches and support staff will also be tested when they arrive in Bengaluru to ensure that all campers are at a reduced risk of contracting the Covid 19 virus,” SAI said in a statement on Saturday.

The players and support staff, who will arrive from various parts of the country and abroad, will undergo a two-week quarantine…

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