Rodion Alimov’s mixed doubles partner Alina Davletova also had to withdraw from India Open 2022 as she is the close contact. The Russian pair was slated to play in semis on Saturday.
The players who tested positive will not be replaced and their opponents will get a walkover in the ongoing India Open 2022. Earlier, B Sai Praneeth had pulled out of the tournament after testing positive.
P V Sindhu's, Saina Nehwal and men's doubles pair of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy's absence was sorely noted and it hurt India's prospects in the tournament.
India’s shuttlers suffered a 1-4 loss to Thailand in their group A opener, jeopardising their chances of qualifying for the knockout stage of Sudirman Cup.
London Olympic bronze medallist, Saina lost 17-21 17-21 to Denmark's Line Christophersen in 28 minutes,
The world number 30 pair of Ashwini and Sikki took just 33 minutes to see off the 13th ranked duo of Gabriela and Stefani 21-17 21-10 in the second-round match on Thursday night.
The Indian women's duo of Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy and men's doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty also progressed to the second round
World no. 13 Srikanth, an Olympic hopeful, will be up against France's Thomas Rouxel in the Round of 16.
Satwik and Ashwini notched up an upset 18-21 10-21 win over the world no 8 pair last night.
The duo had stunned fifth seeded Malaysian combination of Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying in the quarterfinals.
The impressive run of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty came to an end after a hard-fought semifinal defeat to world number nine Malaysian combination of Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik in men's doubles
The unseeded Indian pair beat their world no. 6 Malaysian opponents 18-21 24-22 22-20 in a nail-bitting quarterfinal duel.
Confined to their homes for more than two months due to coronavirus lockdown, Indian badminton players started training
PV Sindhu lost 13-21, 21-18, 19-21 to World No.42 Pai Yu Po in the women's singles opening round at the China Open badminton tournament on Tuesday.
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa recovered from a mid-game slump to outwit the World No. 7 combination of Praveen Jordan and Melati Daeva Oktavianti 22-20, 17-21, 21-17 at the China Open badminton tournament on Tuesday.
Sourabh Verma, who had won the Slovenia International in May, beat Iskandar Zulkarnain of Malaysia 23-21, 21-16 to enter the men's singles final at the Hyderabad Open badminton tournament on Saturday.
It is only the second time that Ashwini Ponnappa and Satwitsairaj Rankireddy got the better of world number 5th Malaysian team to make the second round of Thailand Open
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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