AS Indian players from various disciplines are going abroad where there are fewer cases and lesser restrictions for training and competitions, a bunch of track and field athletes are stuck in their centres in Patiala and Bengaluru. Ten individual athletes have already qualified along with the 4x400m mixed relay team, but there are a few athletes who are hoping to punch a Tokyo ticket. Their exposure trip to Turkey in early May was cancelled because of restrictions including quarantine as the Athletics Federation of India felt athletes should not miss training time at this crucial juncture.
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