SRINAGAR, Jun 18: With the decline in the daily Covid-19 positive cases in the valley, Jammu and Kashmir Sports Council, have started more non-contact sports which include cricket, football, hockey and other sports, played under Covid-19 SOPs and guidelines.
An official from the sports council department told the news agency that more non-contact sports activities from different disciplines are being allowed now, and athletes have started to continue their daily routine practices and workouts.
He further said, “within given Covid SOPs and guidelines, the athletes are allowed to carry out their sports activities. And if the Covid situation keeps on improving more and more activities will be opened.”
Meanwhile, many athletes and coaches expressed their happiness after the resumption of sports activities by the sports council.
“It is a much-needed respite after being stuck at homes due to the intensity of the Covid in the valley. Now, as there are some relaxations, we are allowed now to carry sports activities under Covid sops in stadiums and grounds,” they said. After the Corona lockdown was imposed in April this year, Jammu and Kashmir Sports Council started the online training module for athletes so that they will remain active with sports happenings and ready for future competitions—(KNO)