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Saina Nehwal, HS Prannoy have examined optimistic for coronavirus, and have been quarantined at a Bangkok hospital. Each badminton gamers had been set to participate within the Thailand Open tournament that bought underway on Tuesday. Nonetheless, the Badminton Affiliation of India (BAI), in a tweet, stated that Saina and Prannoy have been withdrawn from the match and must be remoted at a hospital in Bangkok for at least 10 days. Although, BAI made no point out of Parupalli Kashyap, Saina’s husband, the Indian shuttler too gave a walkover to his Canadian opponent Jason Anthony Ho-Shue, thereby bringing an finish to his participation on the Thailand Open.

“Two Indian gamers have examined optimistic for COVID-19 — Saina Nehwal and HS Prannoy. Each gamers have been withdrawn from the match and must be remoted in hospital for a minimal 10 days. BAI in fixed contact with BWF, Crew Administration, Gamers and Organizers,” BAI tweeted on Tuesday.

A number of different Indian gamers are collaborating within the ongoing Thailand Open. PV Sindhu, Sai Praneeth, Kidambi Srikanth, amongst others might be in motion within the match.

The combined doubles workforce of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa bought off to a profitable begin on Tuesday. The Indian duo beat the Indonesian workforce of Hafiz Faisal and Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja, seeded sixth within the match.


Rankireddy and Ponnappa received the match 21-11, 27-19, 21-16 to advance to the subsequent spherical.

The primary half of the 2021 badminton season began on Tuesday with the Thailand Open and can wrap up with the conclusion of the Russia Open on July 25 after which the Tokyo Olympics will take the limelight.

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