Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi says domestic tennis events can resume

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By Sports Correspondent

KARACHI: Pakistan’s tennis ace Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi says international tennis events will take time to resume but domestic tennis events can start while following certain SOPs relevant to the game. Aisam feels that tennis activities would take three to four months to resume but it can be started domestically while following SOPs.

“Only a player uses his or her racket and balls could also be marked so that each player serve with the ball marked respectively for them. While should also sit at a distance too,” Aisam told PPI. He further said that international events can’t be organized since players would be travelling from 140 countries, where tennis is actively played and keeping them into isolation etc won’t be manageable.

“International events will need time to organize and it won’t be happening anytime soon. It is not manageable for anyone to host around 80 players coming from different countries providing accommodation and several other things with SOPs,” he said. While speaking on youth’s sticking on mobile and computer screens, Aisam said that youngsters, who were already staying away from grounds and parks and indulging in video games, were now further attracted towards video games as the Covid-19 pandemic rages.

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