Indian shuttlers out of SaarLorLux Open amid COVID scare



Indian shuttlers, Ajay Jayaram and Shubhankar Dey pulled out from the SaarLorLux Open after Lakshya Sen's father, who is also his coach, D K Sen, tested positive for COVID-19.

“BWF can confirm three players have been withdrawn from the SaarLorLux Open 2020 as a precautionary measure for all participants after they were in contact with a member of their team entourage who tested positive for COVID-19,” the Badminton World Federation said in a statement.

“The three players: Lakshya Sen, Ajay Jayaram and Subhankar Dey will not compete further in the tournament which began on Tuesday,” it added.

All three players and the team entourage have been placed into isolation “in line with directives from tournament organisers, local health authorities and BWF tournament health protocols.”

Lakshya, Jayaram and Dey had tested negative ahead of the tournament. (PTI)


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