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Covid scare: India pull out of Asian U-22 boxing championships in Uzbekistan | Boxing News

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NEW DELHI: India on Thursday pulled out of the ASBC Asian U-22 boxing championships in Uzbekistan because of the rising numbers of Covid-19 instances within the ongoing elite males’s nationwide camp in NIS Patiala, TOI has learnt.
In accordance with Boxing Federation of India (BFI) sources, the choice to withdraw the contingent from the yr’s first worldwide match was taken throughout a gathering with coaches and medical workers who suggested towards sending the staff to Tashkent after a Covid outbreak within the camp, which has 63 male boxers and 27 teaching and assist workers personnel.
The assembly was attended by BFI’s secretary basic Hemanta Kalita, federation officers, coaches Narendra Rana (males’s) and Bhaskar Bhat (girls’s) and medical fee chairman Dr Karanjeet Singh.
The occasion, which is to happen in Tashkent from January 20-30, has attracted entries from main Asian boxing enjoying nations. The primary version of championships was deliberate to be hosted in Tashkent on December 7-17 in 2021 however following the choice of the administration of the Asian Boxing Confederation and the Uzbekistan Boxing Federation, the occasion was postponed to January 20-30.
In accordance with sources, there have been eight new instances reported within the camp on Thursday after 18 nationwide campers returned Covid constructive a day earlier. Among the many new instances, 5 are boxers and three from teaching workers.
The choice to withdraw the staff has been communicated to the Uzbekistan federation and the ASBC.

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