After a series of deferments and uncertainty, Indian wrestlers are likely to regroup for the national camp next month, most likely in the first week of August. Actual training, however, will only begin after following quarantine and testing protocols.

The Sports Authority of India has been seeking feedback from the wrestlers for some time now, through the de-recognised Wrestling Federation of India, regarding the possibility of resuming camps that were called off mid-March due to COVID-19.

“They were earlier planned to start this month but the wrestlers are understandably concerned. Most of them are training at home only and have proper safety measures in place. Also, there will be a limited number of personnel and the wrestlers are not sure if it would make sense to be in the camp without sufficient training partners,” a senior WFI official explained.

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