New Delhi, September 13
Indian badminton star Saina Nehwal on Sunday raised considerations concerning the timing of subsequent month’s Thomas and Uber Cup, asking whether or not it might be protected to go forward with it in the midst of a raging pandemic.
Nehwal tweeted her apprehensions following the withdrawal of seven international locations from the match as a result of rising COVID-19 circumstances throughout the globe.
“7 countries have withdrawn from tournament cause of the pandemic…Is it safe enough to conduct this tournament during this time ??… (Thomas and Uber Cup 2020) #coronavirus,” she tweeted.
Scheduled to be held in Denmark from October three to 11, the Thomas and Uber Cup will mark the resumption of worldwide badminton after it got here to a halt in March due to the dreaded virus.
7 international locations have withdrawn from match reason for the pandemic…Is it protected sufficient to conduct this match throughout this time ??… (Thomas and Uber Cup 2020) #coronavirus https://t.co/HC1qnueeLb
— Saina Nehwal (@NSaina) September 13, 2020
Countries which have withdrawn embrace Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia, Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong.
India’s build-up to the occasion has additionally been hit by the pandemic. A proposed preparatory camp in Hyderabad needed to be cancelled after gamers refused to just accept the quarantine situations set by the Sports Authority of India (SAI).
The Indian problem shall be spearheaded by reigning world champion PV Sindhu, who had pulled out initially citing private causes however was satisfied to reverse her choice by the federation.
However, world bronze-winner B Sai Praneeth has determined to offer it a miss attributable to a knee damage.
The Badminton World Federation, which has repeatedly rejigged the worldwide calendar as a result of pandemic, stated contributors on the match is not going to should endure quarantine after touchdown in Denmark if that they had a destructive COVID-19 check report. PTI