Ajay Jayaram and Subhankar Dey have been scheduled to play their males’s singles second spherical matches late on Wednesday. Nonetheless, in a late-night determination, the duo has additionally pulled out of the occasion.
The Badminton World Federation (BWF) confirmed that the three gamers have withdrawn as a precautionary measure.
“BWF can affirm three gamers have been withdrawn from the SaarLorLux Open 2020 as a precautionary measure for all members following having been in touch with a optimistic case inside their staff entourage.
“The three gamers: Lakshya Sen, Ajay Jayaram, and Subhankar Dey won’t compete additional within the SaarLorLux Open 2020, which started on Tuesday twenty seventh October 2020, and all three gamers and the staff entourage have been positioned in isolation, in step with directives from the native well being authorities and BWF match well being protocols. All three gamers have examined adverse for Covid-19 following the testing necessities for the match and are stated to be in good well being general,” BWF stated in a launch within the wee hours of Thursday.
Earlier, on Wednesday, the lone girls’s singles shuttler Malvika Bansod misplaced to Kristin Kuuba of Estonia 12-21, 19-21. Lakshya pulled out after his father and coach DK Sen was discovered optimistic. Nonetheless, Ajay and Subhankar have been anticipated to mess around 12.30 am on Thursday earlier than they too had withdrawn. Jayaram, the truth is, gained his first spherical match on Tuesday and needed to tackle third seed Mark Caljouw of the Netherlands whereas Subhankar needed to face Canadian Brian Yang within the second spherical.
Defending champion, Lakshya was dissatisfied with the developments on the SaarLorLux Open.
“Sadly, my coach examined optimistic…I really feel that by being in shut contact with my coach who examined optimistic, I also needs to isolate myself. I’m the defending champion of this occasion and I’m very dissatisfied and unhappy about this growth. Below the circumstances, I don’t need to jeopardise the protection of different gamers and hamper the functioning of the match. I request you to kindly grant me permission to withdraw my entry,” Lakshya wrote to the organising secretary of the SaarLorLux Open.