Badminton star Saina Nehwal has been found to be Corona virus positive. Saina is in Thailand to play badminton tournament, where she has now been quarantined in a hospital. Badminton star Saina Nehwal has been found to be Corona virus positive. Saina is in Thailand to play badminton tournament, where she has now been quarantined in a hospital. After being Corona positive, it has proved to be a major setback for Saina Nehwal, as the Yonex Thailand Open will be played from January 12 to 17. After this, Toyota Thailand Open from 19 to 24 January and BWF World Tour Finals will be played from 27 to 31 January.
Indian badminton player Saina Nehwal was set to make a comeback in a competitive match from the Thailand Open Super 1000 tournament starting on Tuesday after the Corona virus epidemic affected the international calendar for nearly 10 months. Sindhu was training in England since October.
Earlier, badminton star Saina Nehwal was not happy with the restrictions placed before these tournaments to be held in Bangkok. Saina had made several tweets expressing displeasure over the restrictions imposed under the Kovid-19 protocol. After the 30-year-old shuttler is corona positive she will hardly be able to participate in these tournaments.
Saina criticized the World Badminton Federation (BWF) for not being allowed to meet the trainer and physio. Saina also said that the players should have been made aware in advance that they would not be allowed to meet their sports staff in Thailand.
The BWF suspended the season after the All England Championship in March last year. After this, Saina and PV Sindhu did not participate in Denmark Open Super 750 and Saralorx Super 100 in October.
The HSBC BWF (World Badminton Association) will not be part of the World Tour Finals (27 to 31 January), except for the Yonex Thailand Open (12–17 January) and Toyota Thailand Open (19–24 January). With these three tournaments, the 2020 season affected by the corona virus epidemic will end.
After the case of Kovid-19 in Thailand escalated, China decided to withdraw from it, while the world number one player, Kento Momota, withdrew from the tournament at the last moment after coming to the Corona investigation positive.
While sixth-ranked Sindhu will begin her campaign against Denmark’s Mia Blichfeldt, Saina, ranked 20th in the world rankings, had to meet Kisona Selvadure of Malaysia in the first round.