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Sanam down with chicken pox

sports Updated: Apr 08, 2012 00:32 IST
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Sanam Singh has been struck down by chicken pox and was moved to a hospital for monitoring, early on Saturday. The 24-year-old was suffering from the infection when he turned out for his Davis Cup debut of Friday.

He showed exceptional reserves of will power to have taken nine game off Denis Istomin. However, by Saturday morning he had full blown chicken pox and was put on quarantine till it was determined that the infection was not contagious.

He is being flown back to Tashkent, where he will be treated, before he can board the flight back home. He is being looked after by the team of the Indian ambassador to Uzbekistan, A. Gitesh Sarma. The ambassador has gone out of his way to ensure that the Davis Cup squad has a hospitable stay at Namangan.

The local Uzbek authorities have also cooperated to a level that is commendable and far beyond what protocol demands for visiting teams.