All England Open 2021: Indian contingent cleared to take part after three shuttlers who had examined COVID-19 optimistic return unfavorable

All England Open 2021: Indian contingent cleared to take part after three shuttlers who had examined COVID-19 optimistic return unfavorable

Three Indian shuttlers and a assist employees had examined optimistic on Tuesday whereas a couple of had been awaiting affirmation on their inconclusive samples, leaving the gamers with out a lot apply forward of the event.

All England Open 2021: Indian contingent cleared to participate after three shuttlers who had tested COVID-19 positive return negative

File picture of Saina Nehwal. Reuters

Birmingham: The Indian badminton contingent has been cleared to take part within the All England Championships after the gamers, who had examined optimistic for COVID-19 , returned unfavorable in retests carried out by the governing physique (BWF) on Wednesday.

Three Indian shuttlers and a assist employees had examined optimistic on Tuesday whereas a couple of had been awaiting affirmation on their inconclusive samples, leaving the gamers with out a lot apply forward of the event.

“No optimistic exams within the workforce anybody. We’re prepared for All England,” wrote India’s Danish international coach Mathais Boe in a publish in Instagram.

In an electronic mail to workforce managers on Wednesday, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) and Badminton England additionally knowledgeable that “following additional investigations and testing, all workforce members have been returned to the draw having efficiently retested unfavorable.”

It additionally mentioned that “following a higher-than-expected variety of inconclusive and optimistic exams, a full investigation into the testing and laboratory course of was carried out in session with representatives from Public Well being England and the testing firms concerned.

“Throughout the means of that investigation, ample doubt was raised over the accuracy of the batches of exams submitted by Badminton England, that it was deemed acceptable to retest.

“Following the retest and additional investigations, it has been decided that the results of the retest will probably be one used.”

Earlier, BWF and Badminton England had delayed the beginning of the occasion by a few hours following a “vital quantity” of inconclusive COVID-19 take a look at outcomes.

The celebrated Tremendous 1000 event was earlier scheduled to start out at 9 am GMT.

The Indian marketing campaign was thrown into chaos on Tuesday after experiences emerged that three gamers and a assist employees had examined optimistic for COVID-19 .

India’s badminton couple Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap had been additionally left confused lower than 24 hours earlier than the beginning of the event after the latter’s exams for COVID-19 got here “inconclusive”.

Saina too is ready for her outcomes for her COVID-19 exams and the duo had taken to Twitter to specific their displeasure.

Saina and HS Prannoy needed to undergo an identical expertise in Thailand in January after they had returned optimistic in a COVID-19 take a look at however was cleared to compete later after additional investigation.

Final October, Lakshya Sen together with Ajay Jayaram and Shubhankar Dey had been compelled out of the SaarLorLux Open after DK Sen had examined optimistic for COVID-19 .

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