Pro League ties vital for our preparations, says Manpreet
The New Indian Express Chennai|January 29, 2022
THE last couple of weeks has been a tough period for sporting activities throughout India with the new Covid variant creating havoc.
ASHIM SUNAM

The likes of Indian Super League, Pro Kabaddi League, AFC Women’s Asian Cup among others have witnessed positive cases. Despite all these competitions being played under strict protocols, the virus has breached the bio bubble, which is a growing concern.

Even some of the hockey players at the SAI National Centre of Excellence, Bengaluru were tested positive last week though they were asymptomatic. It means that the players might not have an ideal preparation for the upcoming Pro League matches against South Africa and France in Potchefstroom from February 8-13. The Manpreet Singh-led squad along with the coaching staff will fly out from Bangalore for the Rainbow Nation on February 4.

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