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India Open Badminton LIVE: Top seed Kidambi Srikanth, Ponappa including 7 players test Covid-19 positive; Follow LIVE Updates

India Open Badminton LIVE: Top seed Kidambi Srikanth, Ponappa including 7 players test Covid-19 positive; Follow LIVE Updates

India Open Badminton LIVE: Top seed Kidambi Srikanth, Ponappa including 7 players test Covid-19 positive; Follow LIVE Updates
India Open Badminton LIVE – 7 Players test positive: The Indian Open Badminton tournament in Delhi has been rocked by Covid-19 menace. 7 Indian shuttlers including World championship silver medallist Kidambi Srikanth, Ashwini Ponappa have tested positive. All the positive players have been withdrawan from the event. Follow India Open Badminton LIVE updates on InsideSport.IN […]

India Open Badminton LIVE – 7 Players test positive: The Indian Open Badminton tournament in Delhi has been rocked by Covid-19 menace. 7 Indian shuttlers including World championship silver medallist Kidambi Srikanth, Ashwini Ponappa have tested positive. All the positive players have been withdrawan from the event. Follow India Open Badminton LIVE updates on InsideSport.IN

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) via an official release on Thursday morning confirmed the development but refused to reveal the names. InsideSport has learnt from its sources, that Srikanth & Ponappa are in the list of positive tested players.

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India Open Badminton LIVE: Top seed Kidambi Srikanth, Ponappa including 7 players test Covid-19 positive; Follow LIVE Updates

7 Players test positive: These players include – Kidambi Srikanth Nammalwar, Ashwini Ponnappa, Ritika Rahul Thkar, Treesa Jolly, Mithun Manjunath, Simran Aman Singh, Khushi Gupta.

“The players returned a positive result to a mandatory RT-PCR test conducted on Tuesday. Doubles partners deemed close contact of the seven players have also been withdrawn from the tournament,” the world governing body said in a statement.

These players will not be replaced in the main draw of the competition and their opponents will be given a walkover to the next round.

Earlier, B Sai Praneeth, the 2019 world championship bronze medallist, and double specialists Manu Attri and Dhruv Rawat had tested positive for the dreaded virus ahead of their departure for New Delhi and had hence pulled out before the start of the tournamen

The players will not be replaced in the main draw and their opponents will be given a walkover to the next round”, declared the release by the organizers.

“Testing protocols have been implemented in accordance with Badminton World Federation and Badminton Association of India guidelines to ensure the health and safety of all participants,” the statement further read.

Among top international stars, world champion Loh Kean Yew, three-time men’s doubles world champion Mohammad Ahsan, and Thailand’s Busanan Ongbamrungphan are competing in the tournament, which is being hosted for the first time in three years following the cancellation of the last two editions due to the pandemic.

Delhi reported 27,561 COVID-19 cases, the second-highest single-day rise since the pandemic began, and 40 deaths on Wednesday.

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India Open Badminton LIVE – PV Sindhu enters Last 8: The Covid-19 hit tournament morning has finally something to cheer. India’s badminton ace PV Sindhu has entered Quarterfinals without breaking much sweat. Sindhu defeated Ira Sharma. Earlier 7 Indian players including Kidambi Srikanth & Ashwini Ponappa tested positive and has withdrawan from the tournament. Follow InsideSport.IN for all Indian Open LIVE updates

Along with Sindhu, Ashmita Chaliha also made it last 8 by defeating Yaelle HOYAUX in straight games.

Apart from the two, Saina Nehwal will play her last 16 match against fellow Indian Malvika Bansod.

Where to watch Indian Open Badminton LIVE?

There will be no live telecast/broadcast for the Indian Open 2022 till Quarterfinals: However, one can follow the live updates of the Indian Open 2022 by keeping tabs on Insidesport.IN

India Open Badminton tournament in Delhi rocked, BAI, BWF confirms 7 players test positive for Covid-19: Follow LIVE Updates

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