(G.N.S) dt. 10
“In view of rising cases of Covid-19, the Sports Authority of India has decided to close the 67 SAI Training centre’s across the country,” the SAI said in a statement.
“The decision also comes in the wake of directives issued by various states to suspend sporting activities for the safety of athletes,” it added.
The centres would be reopened after a review of the situation in due course of time.
SAI had last week ordered implementation of stricter protocols, including weekly testing of all athletes and support staff at its campuses across the nation.
The stricter SOP was announced after as many as 24 sportspersons and 12 support staff members tested positive for the virus at the SAI’s Bhopal centre.