The upcoming training camp for India’s men’s hockey players in Bengaluru looks uncertain after six tested positive for COVID-19 but the women can resume practice after all of them tested negative.
Six Indian men’s team players — skipper Manpreet Singh, striker Mandeep Singh, defenders Surender Kumar, Jaskaran Singh, drag-flicker Varun Kumar and goalkeeper Krishan Bahadur Pathak — have tested positive after reaching Bengaluru for the national camp, scheduled to start on August 20.
Of these, Mandeep has been hospitalised after his blood oxygen levels dropped on Monday.
“The men’s camp is in doubt after six positive results, more reports are still awaited from the state government,” a SAI source told PTI.
“But the women’s camp is still on course after all the players tested negative. They are currently under 14-day quarantine period and the light intensity camp will begin…