Kushal Das: Indian Senior Men’s team are planning to start camp in September
All Indian Football Federation (AIFF) is looking forward to National Team camp across the country, for that reason, AIFF General secretory Kushal Das spoke different State Government for the possibility.
Kushal Das stated AIFF TV in an interview.
Kushal Das says they are concerned about U-16 boys and U-17 Girls tournament
“The first important camp is for U-16 boys who are around three months away from the AFC U-16 Championship.
“We are also conscious of the fact that the U-17 girls also need to start the camp as soon as possible,” Kushal Das told AIFF TV.
Kushal Das says they spoke to various State Government to resume the training
“We have been in talks with various State Governments as well as SAI (Sports Authority of India). Each State Government has its own set of protocols to follow in terms of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic situation. Hopefully, we start both camps very soon. That’s our endeavour.”
Kushal Das says some states are following a rigid protocol reason why they want to shift to a different state
“Some states are following a very rigid protocol so we might need to shift to a different state in that case. We are in the process of doing that. Abhishek (Yadav) and myself have been working constantly on this.”
Kushal Das says Senior Men’s team are planning to start camp in the early September
“With regards to the Senior Men’s team, our plan is to start the camp sometimes in early September. We want the camp in Bhubaneswar as the match against Qatar was scheduled there. We’re in touch with the State Government of Odisha as well as SAI. We are expecting to get a response from them. It’s a very tricky situation but we need to come up with the best possible solution given the circumstances.”
Kushal Das says they want to arrange a tour for the U-16 team
“Yes, it is a cause to worry. Before the COVID-19 outbreak, we had planned a lot of exposure trips which unfortunately are shelved now. I’m hoping that we can arrange some tours, especially for the U-16 team, at least one tour before going to Bahrain.”
Kushal Das says they are keen to resume training for the all sides
“But, at this point of time, it’s very difficult to predict. It’s definitely something to worry about. Even the other teams are also on the same boat. I guess it’s the same situation for them. But I believe Uzbekistan, Australia and the Korea Republic have already resumed training, so we also need to do that.”