Kidambi Srikanth, Ashwin Ponappa and 5 others test positive for COVID-19
Eight more shuttlers have been withdrawn from the draw as they were either doubles partners or established close contacts of those who tested positive. Subsequently, the tournament saw 11 walkovers on Thursday.
At the ongoing India Open Super 500 badminton tournament at the IG Stadium in New Delhi, Seven shuttlers, including India’s top stars Kidambi Srikanth and Ashwini Ponappa, have tested positive for Covid.
The other five are Ritika Thaker, Treesa Jolly, Mithun Manjunath, Simran Singhi, and Khushi Gupta, who arranged their accommodation.