Hockey players from NE India resume training under strict COVID-19 guidelines
GUWAHATI / IMPHAL
Hockey players in Assam and Manipur have resumed activities amid the COVID-19 pandemic by adhering to protocols laid out by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).
Approximately 100 players in Assam and 150 in Manipur have resumed sports activities.
“We are delighted that our hockey players have resumed sports activities. Staying away from the pitch for a long time is difficult for any sports person, therefore we are ecstatic that we have found a way to resume sports activities by following the SOPs and guidelines provided to us by Hockey India,” Tapan Kumar Das, General Secretary Assam Hockey said.
“We have to ensure that we don’t push our players too hard. They have to move forward steadily,” he added.
Basudev Singh, President Manipur Hockey, said, “We are extremely happy that sports activities have resumed in our state. We have prepared to restart sports activities for many months, and therefore we are delighted that the players from Manipur have got a chance to make their way back to the field. We hope that the players get back to their full form as soon as possible.”