Corona bomb explodes in India Open badminton tournament, 7 players of India infected; name withdrawn

New Delhi. Corona bomb has exploded in the first badminton tournament India Open (India Open 2022) of this year. 7 players have been found infected with the corona virus. This has been confirmed by the World Badminton Federation. After this all these players have withdrawn from the tournament. All these players were given RT-PCR test for corona test 2 days ago, in which their report has come positive.

The 7 players who have withdrawn from the India Open tournament. Their names are Ashwini Ponnappa, Ritika Rahul, Trisa Jolly, Mithun Manjunath, Simran, Aman Singh and Khushi Gupta. According to media reports, recently the silver medalist in the World Championship Kidambi Srikanth The corona report has also come positive. The World Badminton Federation has also confirmed that 7 players have been infected. But their names were not disclosed.

BWF confirms 7 players have been infected
The BWF issued a statement saying, “The players were subjected to a mandatory RT-PCR test under the Corona protocol on Tuesday, the report of which has come positive. A doubles pair was also in contact with 7 infected. Hence it also withdrew from the tournament. Not all of these players can be replaced in the main draw of the tournament. In such a situation, his opponents got a direct walkover in the next round. The matches of the second round of the tournament will be played on Thursday.

3 players from India were infected before the tournament
Even before the tournament, India had suffered a major setback. Three big players B Sai Praneeth, Manu Attri and Dhruv Rawat had to withdraw just before the tournament due to corona virus infection. Not only this, the entire team of England also withdrew from the tournament after doubles player Sean Wendy and coach Nathan Robertson came to Corona positive.

Sindhu and Saina reach second round
The India Open is part of the BWF World Tour Super 500. Many big shuttlers of the world including India are participating in this tournament, which runs from 11 to 16 January. Earlier, on the second day of India Open, Saina Nehwal, Lakshya Sen and HS Prannoy had made it to the second round. At the same time, PV Sindhu has also confirmed a place in the second round.

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Spectator entry ban in tournament
The Indian Open 2022, being hosted by the Badminton Association of India (BAI), is being held at the KD Jadhav Indoor Hall of Indira Gandhi Stadium in Delhi. There is a ban on the entry of spectators in the tournament. According to the corona protocol, corona test is being done daily outside the hotel and stadium of all the players, coaches. Meanwhile, more than 27 thousand new cases of corona were reported in Delhi on Wednesday. This is the second time so many patients have been found in a day since the start of the corona epidemic. There have also been 40 deaths on Wednesday.


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