There is still no clarity if the Telangana state government will reopen the stadiums and academies for training once the current lockdown ends on July 31.
This is causing anxiety among the athletes. The sports administrators are wary of any resumption of training in the wake of the increasing number of COVID-19 positive cases, mostly being asymptomatic.
But a few of the top athletes from different disciplines feel that some training activity can be resumed with all safety measures in place as 2021 happens to be the Olympic year.
“Yes, it is getting too far now. It is better to have some training,” said ace shuttler B. Sai Praneeth.
The officials, however, are terribly scared. “It is a fact that we are not in a hurry,” said a senior administrator, pointing out to the 45-page dossier of the Standard of Procedure to resume training.