With its scheduled September 12 start to the competition season looking doubtful, the Athletics Federation of India is working on other options to keep athletes in shape.

“It (September 12 start) looks difficult. But there will be some internal trials, some internal competition among the campers in Patiala and Bengaluru,” said Adille Sumariwalla, the President of the AFI, in a chat with Sportstar.

“And if there are other javelin throwers, shot putters or discus throwers in that area, if they are allowed to travel, then they will be allowed if the Government allows them.”

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The AFI has scheduled its season-opening Indian Grand Prix in Patiala on September 12 and this will be followed by the National Open in Chennai (September 20-25) and the Federation Cup (Patiala, from October 6).

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