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India Open Badminton: England Shuttlers Pull Out After COVID-19 Positive Cases

England's decision to pull out was made public by the Badminton Association of India (BAI) on Sunday. The organisers, however, said that COVID-19 tests of all players conducted this morning at the team hotel came out negative.

India Open Badminton: England Shuttlers Pull Out After COVID-19 Positive Cases
India Open will be held in New Delhi from January 11 to 16 amid a spike in COVID-19 cases across the country. | Courtesy: Twitter (@BAI_Media)
India Open Badminton: England Shuttlers Pull Out After COVID-19 Positive Cases
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2022-01-09T16:02:03+05:30

The entire England badminton contingent has withdrawn from the upcoming India Open after the country's doubles specialist Sean Vendy and coach Nathan Robertson tested positive for the COVID-19. (More Badminton News)

England's decision to pull out was made public by the Badminton Association of India (BAI) on Sunday.

The organisers, however, said that COVID tests of all players conducted this morning at the team hotel came out negative.

"Entire @BadmintonEnglnd team had withdrawn two days back and they are not here in India. #YonexSunriseIndiaOpen2022 is on track and all players who were tested at the hotel this morning as per protocol have come negative," the BAI tweeted.

Vendy's men's doubles partner, Ben Lane, too confirmed the development with a Twitter post.

"No India Open this year for myself and @SeanVendy after he returned a positive covid test along with our coach @Nath_Robertson," Lane tweeted.

Vendy and Lane were seeded fourth in the men's doubles competition.

The India Open will be held at the national capital from January 11 to 16 amid a spike in COVID-19 cases across the country.

Organised by the BAI, the USD 400,000 Super 500 event will start the 2022 BWF World Tour season. 

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