On Thursday, Real Kashmir FC Head coach David Robertson and his family wait to return to Scotland after being stuck in Srinagar due to the National lockdown, which is likely to end soon as they have been contacted by the British High Commission and told to be on standby. The club’s co-owner Sandeep Chattoo told that the British High Commission in New Delhi has told Robertson to wait for three days as efforts are being made to secure a transit permit to Amritsar for them. The nationwide lockdown is set to end on May 3.
The British High Commission called up yesterday and told David and his family to be on standby. It said it will get back to them whether a transit permit to go to Amritsar can be arranged, Chattoo said from Srinagar.
“There will be chartered flights operating from Amritsar to UK. If they get a transit permit, they will be sent back home easily. We are hoping that they get the permit as soon as possible so that they can go back home,” he added.
The lockdown to contain the COVID-19 pandemic was enforced to Robertson, his wife Kim, and son Mason, who plays for the club, and they are now staying in Chattoo’s hotel in Srinagar. International flights have been suspended because of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Robertson and his family have been anxious. For how long Robertson will have to wait. I am hoping that they will to home in one or two weeks, Chattoo said.
The clubs and other foreign players like Loveday Enyinnaya, Kallum Higginbotham, Aaron Katebe, Bazie Armand, Gnohere Krizo are giving them company at the srinagar hotel.
The All India Football Federation decided to wind up the I-League early due to the COVID-19 pandemic.