India’s foreign coach for badminton, Agus Dwi Santoso, says he will not be able to implement his plans with only four shuttlers at his disposal, and wants the Sports Authority of India to allow more players in the national camp.
He admitted that the COVID-19 situation remains worrisome but said they will have to adapt to it.
The nodal sports body had allowed the camp for eight Olympic hopefuls following approval from the Telangana government on August 1, but only four are currently training at the SAI-Pullela Gopichand Academy.
“The current situation is still a worry but we have to adapt and live with the virus. We have been following the protocols of the government but I need more players to implement my plans,” Santoso told PTI.
He has been hired to work with the top singles players.
Out of the eight Olympic hopefuls, only world champion P.V. Sindhu, B. Sai Praneeth, women’s…