The All India Tennis Association (AITA) has postponed the national camp it had deliberate for the nation’s elite players from November 30 on account of a latest surge in COVID-19 instances within the national capital.
Delhi’s tally crossed the 5-lakh mark on Wednesday with 1000’s of recent instances being added in the previous few days. The national capital additionally reported a document 134 deaths on Wednesday.
The AITA had laid out a plan for the highest-20 elite males’s and girls’s players for the camp, which was to culminate with a national championship within the singles format among the many assembled players in a bio-safe surroundings.
The deliberate 21-day camp was scheduled to start for the boys’s players from November 30 and was to be adopted by a ladies’s camp from January 4.
AITA secretary basic Anil Dhupar, DLTA President Rohit Rajpal and former AITA president Anil Khanna had a gathering to take inventory of the state of affairs and determined to postpone the camp.
India’s Davis Cup coach Zeeshan Ali even spent 5 days at DLTA to arrange the camp, overseeing the required preparations, however flew again to Bangalore after instances begin to rise in Delhi.
“The staff at both DLTA and AITA is shaken up. Life is important, so we have decided to postpone the camp. We were ready for it, a system with proper infrastructure was created but unfortunately we are postponing the camp,” Dhupar advised PTI.
“We will wait normalcy to return. Whenever players are comfortable to travel, we will re-schedule. We will see if we can follow the same order (men’s, women’s boys, girls) or change the sequence,” added Dhupar.
The AITA official additionally stated that each one these players who are usually not travelling had agreed to affix the camp.
India’s prime males’s players, Prajnesh Gunneswaran and Ramkumar Ramanathan, are already competing on the ATP Challenger Tour whereas Sumit Nagal has been in Germany for coaching for a very long time.