National Badminton Camp resumed in Hyderabad, these 8 Indian players will practice. National Badminton Camp has been restored today i.e. from 7 August at Pullela Gopichand Badminton Academy in Hyderabad.
The Sports Authority of India (SAI) has decided to restart the Badminton National Camp for 8 Olympic players at the Pullela Gopichand Badminton Academy in Hyderabad from 7 August. At the Academy, potential players heading for the Tokyo Olympics will practice.
Approval for the camp was received from the Telangana government on August 1, but at that time the government said that sports activities could be resumed from August 5. This is the reason that the academy of badminton players has been opened since 7 August.
The 8 athletes training at the academy include PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal, Srikanth Kidambi, Ashwini Ponnappa, Sai Praneeth, Chirag Shetty, Satwiksairaj and N Sikki Reddy. To ensure complete safety of athletes during training and proper social distancing criteria, the academy is divided into color zones, in which only athletes and coaches will be allowed access to the green zone or sports arena, while Different zones are marked.
Support staff and administrative staff in the academy are not allowed to enter the field of sports. The training is being conducted keeping in mind the guidelines of the Ministry of Health and the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) prepared by SAI along with the rules of the State Government. Indian badminton players have got more time to practice after the Tokyo Olympics were postponed for a year.
Speaking about the resumption of training, National Badminton Coach Pullela Gopichand said, “I am very happy to get my elite shuttlers back for on-field training after this long break. We are training again in a safe environment Are fully equipped to start. ” The Academy will follow rules designed to prevent corona in every way.