Athletes from sports activities like taking pictures, badminton, archery and hockey, will skip the ceremony because the Indian delegation isn’t prepared to expose them to the danger of contracting the virus with their occasions lined up on Saturday.
From hockey, solely flag-bearer, males’s staff captain Manpreet Singh, will take part in the ceremony.
The listing of 20 attendees embrace 4 paddlers, together with Manika Batra and A Sharath Kamal, and as many crusing staff members.
Lone fencer CA Bhavani Devi, gymnast Pranati Naik and swimmer Sajan Prakash apart from as many as eight boxers can even be there.
Apart from MC Mary Kom, who can be a flag-bearer alongside Manpreet, Lovlina Borgohain, Pooja Rani, Amit Panghal, Manish Kaushik, Ashish Kumar and Satish Kumar will take part in the ceremony.
India is being represented by greater than 125 athletes in the Games with the general contingent measurement being 228, together with officials, coaches, different assist workers and alternate athletes in view of the COVID-19.
“Archery, Judo, Badminton, Weightlifting, Tennis, Hockey (men and women), Shooting, the above are not participating due to matches on 24th, practice sessions on 24th and staying safe,” Indian Olympic Association President Narinder Batra stated.
“The march past will be in Japanese alphabetical order and India’s number is 21st,” he added.
“Both the flag-bearers ie M C Mary Kom and Manpreet Singh are participating in the opening ceremony,” Batra stated.
The six officials who will likely be part of the occasion are India’s Chef de Mission Birender Prasad Baishya, Deputy Chef de Mission Dr Prem Verma, Team physician Dr Arun Basil Mathew, supervisor of desk tennis staff MP Singh, boxing coach Muhammad Ali Qamar and gymnastics coach Lakhan Sharma.
IOA secretary normal Rajeev Mehta had earlier acknowledged that not more than 50 will attend the ceremony. Only six officials from every nation are allowed to take part in the march-previous.
“We won’t like to create a situation where our athletes are in danger of getting infected. So a decision has been taken to limit the number of athletes and officials participating in the opening ceremony within 50,” Mehta advised PTI.
The resolution was taken after a gathering between chef de mission B P Baishya and coaches right here this morning.
Along with the shooters, archers and the lads’s and girls’s hockey groups are additionally scheduled to compete the day after the opening ceremony.
While Mary Kom isn’t scheduled to compete the following day, Manpreet will likely be main the aspect out for the primary Pool A recreation in opposition to New Zealand on Saturday.
“Those who are quarantining are also not allowed,” deputy chef de mission Prem Kumar Verma had stated in regards to the athletes and officials, who’ve just lately landed in the Japanese metropolis.
Among different international locations, Britain could have not more than 30 athletes taking part in the ceremony due to COVID-19 fears.
The UK has 376 athletes in fray on the Games.