A day after a COVID-19 scare, the men’s national boxing team were set to fly out for a 50-day competition-cum-training trip of Europe.
The Sports Authority of India (SAI) will have the final say regarding foreign training and the boxers' immediate future is likely to be decided in a day or two.
ASBC had recently announced that the Asian Boxing Championships, which was originally scheduled to be held this year, will be held in 2021.
According to officials, talks are on with both the federations and there should not be a problem to practice in either of the two countries.
Around 500 boxers from across the country were logged in on Saturday.
According to BFI, Bergamasco has left at a time when the camps are scheduled to start because his wife is unwell.
Federation proposes resumption of national camps from June 10, but does not want participants to spar
Boxing Federation of India is hopeful of conducting nationals by October at least and then host an international camp.
The AIBA statement on Thursday was curt and debunked claims of the BFI that it acted in haste to award the men’s world championships to Belgrade, Serbia.
It is learnt that BFI officials were trying to negotiate in February the hosting fees which it was supposed to pay on December 1, 2019.
The meeting headed by BFI president Ajay Singh discussed ways to maintain motivation levels.
BFI has confirmed that the coaches and support staff, including the doctors and physios, will be in touch with all Olympic-bound boxers every day for at least an hour.
The bigger challenge for coaches would be motivating the boxers since the Olympics have been postponed from July 2020 to 2021.
In a conference call with these boxers on Sunday, Boxing Federation of India (BFI) President Ajay Singh took stock of their preparations amid a national lockdown till April 14 to fight the pandemic.
There were incidents involving a boxer who could not enter the premises after coming back from consulting a doctor.