New Delhi,13 January: The ongoing Yonex-Sunrise India Open Badminton tournament suffered a big jolt on Thursday morning when it was confirmed that seven players including top seed and title contender K.Srikanth and women double’s player Ashwini Ponnappa have tested positive for Covid-19 and all have withdrawn from the competition.
Apart from Srikanth and Poonappa,others who have tested positive are Mithun Manjunath, Treesa Jolly, Ritika Rahul Thaker, Simran Aman Singhi and Khushi Gupta.
“The players returned a positive result to a mandatory RT-PCR test conducted on Tuesday. Doubles partners deemed close contact of the se
“The players will not be repla
Testing protocols have been implemented in accordance with BWF and Badminton Association of I
Mithun Manjunath had beaten France’s Arnaud Merkle in three games in his opening round and was schedule to play HS Prannoy in next round
Before the start of the tournament, Olympian B.Sai Praneeth and double specialists Manu Attri and Dhruv Rawat had tested positive for this virus and had to pull out of the competition
The entire England badminton squad had opted out of the Indian Open after their doubles specialists Sean Vendy and Coach Nathan Robertson tested positive.
Round two of the tournament commences to