The Badminton Affiliation of India (BAI) are in contact with their Malaysian counterparts to get the Indian contingent to participate on the upcoming Malaysia Open (Could 25-30), following a brief ban on Indian flights as coronavirus circumstances surge within the nation.
Among the many alternate options the BAI are engaged on is to get the Indian contingent to journey to Kuala Lumpur through Sri Lanka or Doha, as direct flights from India are halted for the second.
The largest precedence is for the likes of Ok. Srikanth and Saina Nehwal to make it to Malaysia to spice up their hopes of constructing it to the Tokyo Video games in July.
“Now we have already submitted the journey paperwork of our Olympic certain gamers and officers for visa processing. We’re in contact with the Member Associations of Malaysia for the required documentation.
“There’s a 14-day quarantine guideline for Malaysia, which suggests our gamers have to succeed in Malaysia on Could 10 to observe the protocols,” mentioned BAI in an announcement.
Srikanth and Saina are particularly determined to make it to Malaysia, as they already face an uphill job to make the Olympics because it stands.
Saina is at the moment twenty second on the Olympic rankings, whereas Srikanth is twentieth. Each shuttlers have to be within the high 16 to make the lower to the Tokyo Video games.
Srikanth, for one, is trying ahead to creating it for the Tremendous 750 occasion, which is likely one of the two closing tournaments providing qualifying factors.
“I in all probability need to play a semi-final or a few quarter-finals within the qualifiers to make it. I’m feeling good, so it’s about going there and giving my finest,” Srikanth instructed Times of India.
As of now, the Malaysia Open is ready to go forward with followers in attendance.
The provisional gamers record additionally revealed a star-studded forged, together with Kento Momota, Viktor Axelsen, Chen Lengthy and Carolina Marin.