Unidentified Indian Shuttle Forced To Leave Orléans Masters After COVID Case In Team Entourage | Badminton News


An Indian shuttle was expelled from the Orleans Masters after a Covid affair in the entourage of the team.© UKTN

An anonymous Indian shuttle was forced to withdraw from the Orleans Masters on Tuesday after a member of the team’s entourage tested positive for COVID-19 and was identified as a close contact. In a statement, the World Badminton Federation (BWF) said a total of three players were withdrawn from the event which started with the playoffs in Paris. “A pair of Indonesian women’s doubles were withdrawn after a player tested positive in the mandatory PCR test carried out on Monday,” BWF said.

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“An Indian girls’ singles player was removed after a member of the team’s entourage tested positive for the mandatory PCR test. The singles player was identified as a close contact of the entourage member and therefore, the player was removed from the tournament, “he added. added.

Retired players were asked to isolate themselves in their hotel rooms.

The BWF, however, did not disclose the identity of the players.

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For India, the next player on the reserve list, Ira Sharma has been promoted to the main draw in the women’s singles.

The $ 90,000 Super 100 tournament will provide valuable points towards Olympic qualification.

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