After staying at home for two months due to the lockdown, sportspersons will now be able to go out to resume practice.
District sports officer (DSO) Ravinder Singh conducted a meeting on Tuesday with coaches of different games and announced to resume sports activities from May 25.
The decision came after the district administration allowed organising sports activities without spectators. The DSO said that the coaches had been told to clean the grounds and halls and make a list of limited players who will be called for practice.
“Players below the age of 12 will not be allowed to come. Meanwhile, the total players coming for training should not be more than 15 and they need permission from their parents,” he said, adding that games with physical contact, such as judo, will be avoided.
“As Guru Nanak Stadium is nowadays occupied for screening migrants, who are returning home on special trains, the department is planning to allow athletic activities in some college ground. Later, when the administration will hand over the stadium, we will sanitise it before starting any sport activities there,” he said.
Teja Singh Dhaliwal, general secretary, Punjab Basketball Association, said, “As of now, we will start with basic training and call a limited number of players to the academy. We will only train in the indoor court, which we are getting sanitised.”
Meanwhile, swimming pools will continue to remain closed.