A bulk of India’s top table tennis players has again expressed reluctance to join a national training camp amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Amid the coronavirus-forced restrictions, the Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) has repeatedly tried to organise camps for the top players, who have turned down the proposals. The TTFI has insisted that health of the players will be the priority whenever a camp is held, but the players have hesitated. Most of the top paddlers have cited the general uncertainty and travel restrictions.
The TTFI had reached out to the players twice in May for a training camp. The plans fell through after players voiced concerns. In the latest attempt to organise a camp, the TTFI wrote to players earlier this month, suggesting a 15-day camp starting on August 1. The players opposed the move.
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