BAI writes to SAI to conduct national camp ahead of domestic season


In its bid to restart the domestic season below strict COVID-19 protocols after greater than a 12 months, the Badminton Association of India (BAI) has requested the Sports Authority of India (SAI) to approve a national camp for the shuttlers within the first week of subsequent month.

According to BAI’s proposal, the camp, for each senior and junior shuttlers, will likely be held in three cities — Hyderabad, Guwahati and Bangalore below strict COVID-19 protocols.

Around 70-75 gamers will likely be half of the camp, together with high gamers like Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy, N sikki Reddy and Ashwini Ponnappa.

“The domestic badminton scene as well as the National Camp needs to resume if all goes well and the pandemic doesn’t have any more damaging impact on lives,” BAI common secretary Ajay Kumar Singhania informed PTI.

“We have written to SAI proposing the resumption of the camp from the first week of August. We are awaiting to hear from them.”

BAI had final month mentioned that it has requested its state models to get their gamers and officers vaccinated for the resumption of the domestic season below strict COVID-19 tips.

According to the rules of the BAI, gamers above the age of 18, coaches, technical officers, organising staff and employees want to be absolutely vaccinated and are required to carry their certificates with legitimate barcodes.

For the shuttlers beneath 18 years of age, will probably be made necessary to carry a damaging RT-PCR report with a barcode, 96 hours prior to departure from their respective stations.

The 2021-22 season will kick-start with senior Ranking Tournaments, adopted by occasions in age classes.


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