Hockey resumes outdoor training in Bengaluru

NewsBharati    04-Jun-2020
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New Delhi, June 04: The Indian Men and Women hockey teams have rolled back at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) Center to resume on-field training in a phased manner while following all norms under Standard Operating Procedure (SOP).
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"Sports activities on the field of play for both Senior Men and Senior Women's Core Probables Group began in Sports Authority of India, Bengaluru Campus on Monday, June 1, 2020, in a systematic and phased manner with all norms under the SOP being followed by both teams, " read a statement from Hockey India.
It is reported that SAI is following all the safety measures in order to mitigate the risk of the spread of the coronavirus and ensure a safe environment for sports activity. All players too have been briefed and are well-aware of the SOP norms.
“Since the players are returning to the pitch after a gap of two months, they will begin with limited hours and stick to basic sports activities in the initial phase to avoid any possibility of injury.
“While players of both teams are upbeat on the new situation, the coaching staff has meticulously designed the daily schedule with special focus on giving players enough time to adjust to the new norms,” the statement added.
The lockdown imposed in late March had left the players stuck indoors at the SAI facility.