Indian shuttlers in isolation in Germany after contact with positive Covid-19 case

FILE PHOTO: General View of Racket and Shuttle Cock

PETALING JAYA: Three Indian players Lakshya Sen, Ajay Jayaram and Subhankar Dey have withdrawn from the SaarLorLux Open in Germany and have been put in isolation after they had a contact with a positive Covid-19 case.

Lakshya, Ajay and Subhankar had competed in last week's Denmark Open and had traveled to Germany for the Open that started on Tuesday in Saarbrucken.

Badminton World Federation )BWF) confirmed that the players and the Indian entourage have been isolated as a precautionary measure.

"The three players Lakshya Sen, Ajay Jayaram and Subhankar Dey will not compete further in the SaarLorLux Open 2020, which began on Tuesday 27th October 2020, and all three players and the team entourage have been placed into isolation," said the BWF statement.

"This is in line with directives from the local health authorities and BWF tournament health protocols.

All three players have tested negative for Covid-19 following the testing requirements for the tournament and are said to be in good health overall.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 18
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3

Did you find this article insightful?


50% readers found this article insightful

Next In Badminton

Indian Open organisers going all out to make event a success
Marvellous ending
BAM confident Malaysian Open still a qualifier for Olympics
Pei Jing gives the thumbs up to new mixed partner Zii Jia
Jacky stunner steers team to slim win
Vivian’s not done yet
Shuttlers get to play superheroes in fun-filled mixed team event
Tail-end flourish
Back-up shuttlers may replace regulars in Vietnam SEA Games
Qi Xuan hopes to bloom into a household name

Stories You'll Enjoy