Saina Nehwal and HS Prannoy cleared for Thailand Open
Badminton players Saina Nehwal and HS Prannoy have been cleared to play in the Thailand Open after testing negative for the coronavirus. They initially tested positive but in a bizarre turn of events it was later clarified that their initial reports were invalidated.
The Badminton World Federation (BWF) and Badminton Association of India (BAI) released a statement saying, “Both Saina Nehwal and HS Prannoy have been cleared to participate in the ongoing Yonex Thailand Open after the fourth-round tests reports confirmed that both shuttlers have been tested negative for COVID-19,”
Shuttlers @NSaina and @PRANNOYHSPRI have tested negative in the final test and have been given green flag to participate in the tournament. Timely intervention of BAI ensured with all support from BWF and other stakeholders have made this possible.
Detailed statement below👇 pic.twitter.com/tMzB3BmvRm
— BAI Media (@BAI_Media) January 12, 2021