Half of 10-member girls’s group is uncertain to compete on the Asian Boxing Championships in Dubai beginning Could 21 after strict COVID-19 protocols at Military Sports activities Institute in Pune prevented them from becoming a member of the continued nationwide camp.
The Boxing Federation of India had deliberate collective coaching for the 10-member squad at ASI forward of the event.
Nonetheless, ASI has allowed boxers to affix solely in batches. Whereas 5, together with Mary Kom, had joined already joined up, there are nonetheless 5 fighters remaining.
Sonia Lather (57kg) Simranjit Kaur (60kg) and Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) are amongst those that have joined the camp.
“The remaining 5 boxers are anticipated to affix the camp subsequent week,” mentioned a boxing coach.
BFI mentioned that strict protocols at ASI have made issues powerful.
“Boxers are becoming a member of the camp in Pune as per COVID-19 protocols of ASI,” Hemanta Kalita, secretary-general of BFI, mentioned.
Requested if it might be too late, Kalita insisted that the boxers will fly to Dubai. “Indian group will take part within the Asian meet in Dubai,” he mentioned with out confirming what number of will finally fly.
Final month, a number of boxers within the girls’s camp at Indira Gandhi Sports activities Complicated examined constructive for COVID-19 forcing the Sports activities Authority of India to shut down the camp. Initially, BFI wished to shift the camp to Patiala however later opted for the ASI campus in Pune.