Badminton Affiliation of India confirmed that seven Indian shuttlers have examined COVID-19 determined on the continuing India Start 2022 tournament in Contemporary Delhi.
Indian shuttlers Ashwini Ponappa (appropriate) with doubles partner P. Sikki Reddy in circulate on the India Start 2022 in Contemporary Delhi. (Picture: BAI)
Top Indian shuttlers including Kidambi Srikanth, Ashwini Ponappa, Ritika Rahul Thkar, Treesa Jolly, Mithun Manjunath, Simran Singhi and Khushi Gupta are amongst 7 to take a look at Covid-19 determined on the continuing India Start 2022 badminton match in Contemporary Delhi. Srikanth is at this time world No. 10 in singles while Ashwini Ponappa is world No. 20 in women’s doubles and she or he is competing within the match with P. Sikki Reddy.
“Badminton World Federation (BWF) can ascertain that seven avid gamers have been withdrawn from the India Start 2022 after sorting out determined for COVID-19. The avid gamers returned a determined result to a mandatory RT-PCR take a look at performed on Tuesday. Doubles companions deemed shut contact of the seven avid gamers have additionally been withdrawn from the match,” an announcement from the BWF be taught.
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“The avid gamers might maybe well not be changed within the foremost design and their opponents will likely be given a walkover to the next round. Checking out protocols have been applied per Badminton World Federation and Badminton Affiliation of India tips to make particular the successfully being and security of all individuals,” the observation added.
Earlier, B Sai Praneeth, who won the 2019 World Championships bronze medal, on Sunday (January 9) pulled out of the season-opening India Start Perfect 500 match after sorting out determined for COVID-19.
“Sure, I’ve examined determined for COVID-19 in RT-PCR take a look at. I had cool and cough since the day gone by. I’m setting apart at home,” Praneeth urged PTI.
“I will must attend for not decrease than every week sooner than sorting out again. It’s miles a truly considerable year and there is typically any time to rep fitness. I hope I will fetch support to courtroom snappy.”
The Spherical 2 suits of the Indian Start will start on Thursday (January 13). The BWF have already confirmed that there will likely be no replacement allowed for these Indian shuttlers.
All of the England badminton contingent had additionally withdrawn sooner than the Perfect 500 tournament after the nation’s doubles specialist Sean Vendy and coach Nathan Robertson examined determined for the virus.
Organised by the Badminton Affiliation of India, the 2022 version of India Start is being held within the support of closed doors on the Indira Gandhi Stadium’s KD Jadhav Indoor Hall. As per the COVID-19 protocols, the total taking piece avid gamers are being examined day after day on the resort and outdoors the stadium.
Two-time Olympic medallist PV Sindhu, World Championships silver and bronze medallists Kidambi Srikanth and Lakshya Sen, London Games bronze winner Saina Nehwal are amongst the Indian avid gamers who’ve reached the second round of the match.