P Iniyan, who won the prestigious 48th Annual World Open online chess tournament recently, is thrilled at his unique achievement.
According to the SC order: “Para 6 of the order dated 7 February 2020 does not embody the requirement of taking the consent of the High Court.
World champion PV Sindhu, who joined the TUC squad after BAI president Himanta Biswa Sarma spoke to her, is understood to have withdrawn from the Denmark Open.
The Supreme Court said that the ministry and the Indian Olympic Association are not required to seek Delhi HC's nod before granting recognition to sports federations.
The world ranking points earned during the aforementioned World Cup will be added to the ranking list of March 31, 2020.
With sporting activities resuming across the world inside bio-secure bubbles, Gopichand feels that India should not be left behind.
While preparing for the University Games as well as the senior nationals at the IG Indoor Stadium in New Delhi, tragedy struck.
"I am confident this step will help to further India's effort of becoming one of the top 10 countries in the Olympics in 2028," said Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju
The fresh SOP issued by SAI will lead to delay in arrival of new batch of wrestlers for the ongoing national camp in Sonepat.
It is understood some of the shuttlers, especially those who are not in the team, have already got in touch with the Badminton Association of India (BAI) for help.
Earlier, athletes and support staff joining national camps were tested for the virus on arrival at the SAI centres. Given the fresh SOP, they will now have to take tests before leaving for the camps.
A six-member committee, headed by SAI secretary Rohit Bharadwaj, had in May formulated the original SOP for resumption of sporting activities across the country.
The decision to go ahead with the Denmark Open has left a few Indian players, including PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap, confused.
India had announced both the men's and women's squads for the prestigious event which was scheduled to be held in Aarhus, Denmark from October 3 to 11.
Rijiju laid the foundation stones for various sports facilities, including a synthetic track and an astroturf for football.