The senior Indian women’s team will undergo their first national camp since the forced coronavirus lockdown in Goa from December 1, which kicked off preparations for the 2022 AFC Asian Cup with a host of health security measures . No less than 30 players have been called up by head coach Maymol Rocky for the camp. The 2022 edition of the continental event will be held in India. A detailed standard operating procedure (SOP) has been prepared for the resumption of team training, which comprehensively defines many COVID-19 protocols and guidelines.
National teams director Abhishek Yadav said the team looked forward to getting back on the pitch as soon as possible.
“The team look forward to getting back on the pitch as soon as possible. The past few months have been unprecedented, but we are taking careful steps to move Indian football forward together.
“The AFC Women’s Asian Cup is in sight and we need to be on top of our preparations before the tournament kicks off.”
He stressed that the safety of the team was of utmost importance.
“We formulated the safety protocols based on the protocols established by the Indian Government’s Department of Health and Family Welfare, Sports Authority of India (SAI), our medical team and other stakeholders. “
The SOP, as prescribed by Indian team doctor Shervin Sheriff, requires incoming players and support staff to take a COVID test (RT-PCR) at an ICMR-accredited laboratory prior to leaving their home. hometown.
If the result of the RT-PCR test is negative, they can continue to travel with the necessary precautions.
After reaching Goa, a rapid antigen test (RAT) should be done and if the result is negative, they can go to their respective rooms for seven days of quarantine. They will be tested again on day 8, before joining the training.
According to the SOPs, the resumption of the camp must comply with the guidelines set by the local authorities.
It should take place in a phased manner with an initial phase of small group activities (less than 10 people) without contact while maintaining social distancing, before moving on to a later phase of a large group (more than 10 people) . ) activities, including full contact training / competition in sport.
A thermal screening must be carried out before each training session and a weekly check and monitoring is mandatory.
All areas of training and accommodation facilities should be disinfected at regular intervals. A COVID task force will be formed at training camp to guide and monitor all players and camp staff.
The list of players selected for the camp is as follows:
GOALKEEPERS: Aditi Chauhan, Elangbam Panthoi Chanu, Maibam Linthoingambi Devi, Narayanasamy Sowmiya.
DEFENDERS: Asem Roja Devi, Jabamani Tudu, Loitongbam Ashalata Devi, Ngangbam Sweety Devi, Ritu Rani, Sorokhaibam Ranjana Chanu, Michel Margaret Castanha, Wangkhem Linthoingambi Devi, Pakpi Devi Yumlembam.
MIDFIELDS: Grace Hauhnar Lalrampari, Manisha, Nongmaithem Ratanbala Devi, Sangita Basfore, Karthika Angamuthu, Sumithra Kamaraj, Kashmina, Pyari Xaxa.
BEFORE: Jyoti, Anju Tamang, Dangmei Grace, Karishma Purushottam Shirvoikar, Sandhiya Ranganathan, Renu, Jyoti, Soumya Guguloth, Heigrujam Daya Devi.
THE HEAD COACH: Maymol Rocky.
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