NEW DELHI: India’s prime desk tennis gamers aren’t eager on becoming a member of the nationwide camp in Bengaluru, tentatively scheduled for mid-October begin. The reason is the Sports activities Authority of India‘s (SAI) quarantine rule for athletes and coaches.
Based on SAI’s Normal Working Process (SOP) for camps, the athletes should mandatorily bear a seven-day quarantine interval upon his/her arrival on the camp. The SOP additionally requires a self-isolation interval the place athletes should self-isolate themselves 15 days earlier than becoming a member of the coaching.
World No. 32 and India’s second-best ranked paddler, G Sathiyan, instructed TOI that he is not going to be a part of the camp till SAI offers some rest in its quarantine rule. He would quite keep put in Chennai and proceed coaching below his private coach, Subramaniam Raman.
“The most important downside is the quarantine interval. There is not any such quarantine rule even in Europe. For athletes, to lock them off their coaching for seven days, is an even bigger concern for me. We might be having a three-week camp in Bengaluru. Now, for a 21-day camp, I will be first quarantined for every week and as soon as the camp ends, I will once more bear a seven-day quarantine in Chennai. So, to bear two weeks of quarantine for a three-week camp would not make sense to me,” Sathiyan stated.
One other Olympic hopeful, who did not want to be named, stated SAI’s quarantine rule has “difficult” issues for them. “If an athlete studies unfavorable in SAI’s RT-PCR take a look at upon arrival, then he/she must be allowed to begin coaching.”


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