Thinley Namgay

All indoor and outdoor sporting activities will be allowed from today without spectators, according to the notification from the Prime Minister’s Office issued on March 26.

While archery and khuru are also allowed, there should only be 10 players until the final relaxation.

Tournaments, however, will also not be allowed for now.

The notification also stated that individuals showing symptoms of Covid-19 are discouraged from taking part in any sporting activity.

With the relaxation, some activities are expected to commence from today.

Athletes and coaches from all sports federations and associations will engage in their regular training for national and international appearances.

Bhutan Badminton Federation (BBF)  will continue the selection of junior national athletes and evening training for the selected athletes. These athletes will participate in the Seventh Children of Asia International Games 2022 in Russia or the Asian Youth Games 2022 in China later this year.

BBF is also expected to scout more para-athletes from different dzongkhags and prepare for the Asian Para Games 2022.

Bhutan Tennis Federation plans to conduct national coach training for school tennis coordinators and coaches from different dzongkhags.

Bhutan Cricket will conduct the selection and training camps for the Under-19 national cricket team in Gelephu. The selected candidates will participate in the international tournament in September in Oman.

Some tournaments in the capital like the Mini Dragon League, Beach Volleyball, and Under-15 Bhutan Amateur Baseball League are on halt.