India on Monday pulled out of the Women’s World Team Squash Championship scheduled to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from December 15 to 20 due to “lack of preparation time” and “uncertainties” about travelling amid the COVID-19 pandemic. SRFI secretary common and previous nationwide trainer Cyrus Poncha mentioned the verdict used to be taken after consulting with the highest avid gamers.
“Due to uncertainties regarding guidelines for the safe travel of our athletes and staff for national & international tournaments (yet to be obtained from the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports (MYAS) & Sports Authority of India (SAI)), coupled with lack of preparation time and match readiness of athletes, and after consulting our top players, the SRFI has decided to withdraw from the championship,” he mentioned in a press free up.
The WSF and Squash Rackets Federation of India (SRFI) were repeatedly tracking the situation bobbing up out of the worldwide well being disaster.
Considering the August 15 cut-off date, the SRFI had asked the WSF for an extension for registration which used to be not given, the discharge mentioned.
“The SRFI is also waiting for guidelines from the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports (MYAS) & Sports Authority of India (SAI) for international participation with top priority being safety and security of the players and staff for any international event,” it mentioned.
The coronavirus case rely continues to upward thrust in the rustic with Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai — all primary squash centres — badly hit by way of the virus, making resumption of coaching tricky.
“As the situation develops and improves, SRFI in consultation with the Sports Ministry and SAI will take necessary steps for resuming sport in the country in compliance with the SOPs that would be brought out along with any further development required for squash,” the governing frame mentioned.
The Asian Junior Individual Championship 2020 has additionally been cancelled by way of the Asian Squash Federation due to the pandemic. The match used to be scheduled to be held at Qingdao, China in June however used to be postponed to December prior to being in spite of everything cancelled.
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in carrying occasions around the globe being both cancelled or rescheduled. The Tokyo Olympics in Japan used to be additionally postponed to subsequent yr due to the scary illness.