The Sports Authority of India (SAI) has allowed the Badminton National Camp for Olympians to resume training at the Pullela Gopichand Badminton Academy (PGBA) in Hyderabad from today!
Eight Olympics hopefuls have started training at the PGBA, including PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth, Ashwini Ponnappa, Sai Praneeth, Chirag Shetty, Satwiksairaj and N Sikki Reddy.
The training will be conducted in keeping with the guidelines of the Ministry of Health and the SOP drawn up by SAI, alongside the state government’s regulations. To ensure the safety of athletes and following the social distancing norms during training, the PGBA is divided into colour zones wherein only athletes and coaches will be allowed to access the green zone or the field of play.
On Twitter, SAI announced this news which is a relief for the athletes, have a look:
Breaking News! 📢@Olympics hopefuls, all foreign coaches & sparring partners have been given the green signal🚦to commence training at PGBA, Hyderabad.
— BAI Media (@BAI_Media) August 6, 2020