By Vishesh RoyNew Delhi [India]s 8 p.m. curfew; Greece pins hopes on mandatory home testing, October 5 (ANI): Hockey India on Tuesday decided not to send its men and women teams for the Commonwealth Games set to go ahead in Birmingham next year.
The decision has been taken citing the 10-day mandatory quarantine period for Indian citizens in the UK as a precautionary measure against the COVID-19 pandemicdeemed as high-risk for COVID-19.
In a letter accessed by ANIEligibility expands further across Ontario on Thursday, Hockey India President Gyanandro Ningombam President clarified that why such a stance has been taken.
“With reference to the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, we have observed over the last 18 months that England has been the worst effected country In Europe. As you are aware that the Commonwealth Games are scheduled in Birmingham, England from 28 July to 08 August 2022 and the Asian Games are scheduled in Hangihoti, China from 10 to 25 September 2022 There is only a 32-day window between the conclusion of the Commonwealth Games before the start of the Asian Games.””You will also appreciate the Asian Games is the continental qualification event for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games and keeping the priority of the Asian Games in mind, Hockey India cannot take a risk for any members Of the Indian Teams contracting COVID-19 during the above the Commonwealth Games,” said Hockey India President in his letter addressed to IOA President Narinder Batras run of seven curling competitions with four now complete..