Moradabad (Uttar Pradesh): Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Sports Stadium in Moradabad reopened after two months and staff members and athletes directed by the department to use bicycles, since World Cycle Day.
Speaking to the media, Animesh Saxena, Sports Officer, said that everyday around 100 to 150 players used to practice on a daily basis, but after the lockdown, only 40 to 50 players are using the stadium.
When we enquired about this, we came to know that the number of players has reduced as parents of the players are concerned due to COVID-19.
In addition to this, he said that there are a lot of sports used to be conducted at the stadium earlier, but now only three to four activities have the resume including hockey, badminton, judo, athletics, etc.
Furtherly, he mentioned about the World Cycle Day.
“Today is World Cycle Day. Even though cycling is necessary, we use bikes on a daily basis. All the staff members and players have been directed by the department today to use bicycles only, anyone with a car won’t be allowed”, he told to ANI.
Shivani Sharma, a hockey player, said that after two months we are on the ground, and am feeling good. We are starting our practices and routine today which we couldn’t do sitting at homes.