The Covid-19 pandemic has persisted to bog down all actions together with sports activities occasions as now the India Open event has been rocked through the virus. Seven Indian players- Kidambi Srikanth, Ashwini Ponnappa, Ritika Thakar, Treesa Jolly, Mithun Manjunath, Simran Singhi and Khushi Gupta have examined certain and feature withdrawn from the development, the Badminton International Federation (BWF) mentioned on Thursday.
“The gamers returned a favorable outcome to a compulsory RT-PCR take a look at carried out on Tuesday. Doubles companions deemed shut touch of the seven gamers have additionally been withdrawn from the event,” the sector governing frame mentioned in a commentary.
“The gamers may not be changed in the primary draw and their fighters will likely be given a walkover to the following spherical.”
The BWF introduced the inside track within the wee hours on Thursday however didn’t expose the names of the seven gamers.
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B Sai Praneeth, the 2019 global championship bronze medallist, double consultants Manu Attri and Dhruv Rawat had examined certain for the virus forward in their departure for the nationwide capital and had pulled out sooner than the beginning of the event.
All the England badminton contingent had additionally withdrawn forward of the Tremendous 500 match after the rustic’s doubles specialist Sean Vendy and trainer Nathan Robertson examined certain for the virus.
Organised through the Badminton Affiliation of India, the 2022 version of India Open is being held in the back of closed doorways on the Indira Gandhi Stadium’s KD Jadhav Indoor Corridor.
As in step with the COVID-19 protocols, the entire collaborating gamers are being examined on a regular basis on the resort and outdoor the stadium.
Two-time Olympic medallist P V Sindhu, International Championships silver and bronze medallists Kidambi Srikanth and Lakshya Sen, London Video games bronze winner Saina Nehwal are some of the Indian gamers who’ve reached the second one spherical of the event.
Amongst most sensible world stars, global champion Loh Kean Yew, three-time males’s doubles global champion Mohammad Ahsan, and Thailand’s Busanan Ongbamrungphan are competing within the event, which is being hosted for the primary time in 3 years following the cancellation of the ultimate two editions because of the pandemic.
Delhi reported 27,561 COVID-19 circumstances, the second-highest single-day upward push for the reason that pandemic started, and 40 deaths on Wednesday.
With PTI inputs