A few wrestlers including Tokyo-bound Vinesh requested the WFI to allow their personal staff to accompany them in the camp.
National camp for men wrestlers, which commenced on September 1 at SAI centre in Sonepat, has been extended till December 31.
A final decision in this regard could be taken on Monday after consulting stakeholders, including the wrestlers and support staff.
Given the reluctance especially after the COVID-19 scare at the centre, WFI has decided to name replacements only after the wrestlers give their consent.
On Thursday, three wrestlers - Deepak Punia (86kg), Navin (65kg) and Krishan (125kg) - tested positive for Covid-19 in Sonepat.
The only woman wrestler to have qualified for Tokyo Olympics, Vinesh said she would prefer to be in isolation for some time.
AMID much fanfare, the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) announced annual central contracts for Indian wrestlers in November 2018.
Many core grapplers hesitant to join, wish to practice at home till end of July and reassess.
In a bizarre move, the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) decided to terminate women’s coach Andrew Cook’s contract three months before its deadline.
SAI has released standard operating procedures (SOP) for resumption across the country.
National camps for wrestlers could resume in June if normalcy is restored, but the number of grapplers might reduce significantly.
Already on the wrong side of 30s, Sushil was struggling to qualify for the Tokyo Games but the postponement of the quadrennial event has re-ignited his Olympic hopes.
The WFI recently said that it will not stop the Maharashtra wrestler from taking part in the selection trials.
Except for 62kg and 76kg in women’s wrestling and 60kg in Greco-Roman, all other wrestlers have justified their selections.
A top official of the Wrestling Federation of India told PTI that the government has denied visas to the 40-strong Chinese contingent.