Badminton World Federation (BWF) can confirm that seven players have been withdrawn from the YONEX-SUNRISE India Open 2022 after testing positive for COVID-19.
The players returned a positive result to a mandatory RT-PCR test conducted on Tuesday. Doubles partners deemed close contact with the seven players have also been withdrawn from the tournament.
The players will not be replaced in the main draw and their opponents will be given a walkover to the next round.
7 players test positive for COVID-19 at Yonex-Sunrise India Open 2022
According to sources, all the 7 players who have tested positive for COVID-19 at Yonex-Sunrise India Open 2022 are Indian. Here’s a list of their names:
- Kidambi Srikanth
- Ashwini Ponnappa
- Ritika Thaker
- Treesa Jolly
- Mithun Manjunath
- Simran Singhi
- Khushi Gupta
Testing protocols have been implemented in accordance with Badminton World Federation and Badminton Association of India guidelines to ensure the health and safety of all participants.
Round two of the tournament commences today.