Never break Covid protocols of other countries: Rijiju warns athletes

In the backdrop of Bengaluru FC’s (BFC) AFC Cup play-off contest postponement in Maldives following a Covid-19 protocol breach, Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday cautioned Indian sportspersons against breaking rules of foreign countries while travelling for training or competition.

The minister posted the comment while wishing Olympic-bound shooters a successful trip to Croatia on tuesday.

“Safe journey! Never break the COVID-19 protocols of other countries. Focus on training, take care and stay safe. Will provide all necessary support to our athletes and the coaches. All the best,” Rijiju tweeted.

Earlier, Maldives sports minister Ahmed Mahloof had asked BFC to leave the island nation after two players and a support staff member of the team broke the quarantine rules.

The three people of BFC side were witnessed roaming in the streets of Male.

News Desk

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