The Sports Authority of India has decided to go-ahead with both the men’s and women’s hockey camps despite the Covid-19 positive tests among men from August 19th after completion of the mandatory 14-day quarantine period, observing the SOP and social distancing norms.
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The players had reached Bengaluru on August 4 after a 45-day break, prior to which they had been stuck at the SAI Centre, mostly without training, for more than 100 days due to lockdown. Six players had tested positive and were moved to a multi-speciality hospital as a precautionary measure late on Tuesday.
Skipper Manpreet, striker Mandeep Singh, defenders Surender Kumar, Jaskaran Singh, drag-flicker Varun Kumar and goalkeeper Krishan Bahadur Pathak have been hospitalised after testing positive for the virus.