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.
The India Open badminton returns in 2022 after being cancelled twice due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation in the country. B Sai Praneeth and doubles player Dhruv Rawat have pulled out after testing positive.
The news comes after the entire England team pulled out of India Open 2022 two days back following the COVID positive results of their doubles specialist Sean Vendy and coach Nathan Robertson.
If Rio Olympics silver-medallist PV Sindhu led from the front with a bronze medal at Tokyo Games and a silver at the season-ending World Tour Final, Kidambi Srikanth and Lakshya Sen dished out a year-end special.
The 20-year-old Lakshya Sen lost to compatriot Kidambi Srikanth in the semifinal on Saturday to settle for a bronze medal. Sen won the first game against Srikanth before losing the momentum in the final two games.
PV Sindhu will start her title defense at BWF World Championships 2021 against Martika Repiska in the second round. Get here the live streaming details of BWF World Championships 2021.
Under Mulyo Handoyo, Kidambi Srikanth and HS Praneeth combined to win five Super Series titles in 2017. Tan Kim Her is responsible for the rise of India's doubles pair of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy's at the top level.
In the women's singles category two-time Olympic medallist PV Sindhu is seeded sixth while Kidambi Srikant has been ranked 12th in the men's singles. The badminton World Championships will start on December 12 in Spain.
PV Sindhu, seeded third, came from a game down to defeat Sim Yujin 14-21, 21-19, 21-14 in the women’s singles quarterfinal in an Indonesia Open tie in Bali lasting an hour and six minutes.
Two-time Olympic medallist PV Sindhu hardly broke a sweat in the Indonesia Open 2021 Round 2 clash against Germany's Yvonne Li. She will face South Korea's Sim Yujin in quarterfinals.
The Indonesia Masters will be the eighth event according to the 2021 BWF World Tour. Get live day 3 streaming details here.
The Indonesia Masters will be the eighth event according to the 2021 BWF World Tour. Get Day 2 live streaming details here.
Sindhu opens her campaign against Turkey's Neslihan Yigit and win will pit her against Thailand's Busanan Ongbamrungphan in the second round.
The only positive against Denmark was the victory of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy in the men's doubles. This was India's first quarterfinal appearance in the competition after 2010.
India defeated Tahiti 5-0. The last time Indian men's team qualified for the Thomas Cup final was in 2010. They had lost to Indonesia back then.
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.
BAI also on Sunday named a 12-member Indian team for the Sudirman Cup, which is slated to take place from September 26 to October 3 in Finland
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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