Sai is scheduled to play Daren Liew of Malaysia within the first spherical of the Thailand Open in Bangkok on Wednesday. Although the official announcement is but to be made, sources stated that Sai will pull out of the occasion.
The bronze medallist on the World Championships examined constructive twice and is now quarantined in a Bangkok hospital. Srikanth, who shared the room with Sai is now remoted and will not take part within the match anymore.
“Sai examined constructive twice and he was taken to the hospital. They stated that every one the Indian shuttlers need to endure Covid-19 take a look at once more tomorrow. Srikanth is remoted and he shall be withdrawn from the match,” an Indian participant advised ToI from Bangkok.
In case if Srikanth is withdrawn, he might not be capable to compete within the subsequent week’s BWF Finals. Solely Srikanth has an opportunity to qualify for this occasion. Sindhu might qualify if she does nicely within the ongoing match.
Final Tuesday, Sai Nehwal and HS Prannoy have been taken to hospital after the authorities declared that that they had examined constructive. Nonetheless, the 2 gamers have been cleared by night after a high-level medical staff stated that they’re carrying the lifeless cells of coronavirus as they contracted Covid-19 a month again. Each the shuttlers performed the rescheduled matches, however didn’t progress additional within the match.