"BWF can confirm India player Sai Praneeth B. has tested positive for Covid-19 and has been withdrawn from the TOYOTA Thailand Open," the BWF statement on Tuesday evening said.
"I learnt a lot last year. The first thing was patience, because we had no tournaments for a couple of months. We couldn't step out or play badminton, and we needed to have patience," Sindhu said.
Srikanth left with bloodied nose in a nightmarish start for Indian campaign
Sindhu, seeded sixth, returned to action with a 21-16 24-26 13-21 defeat to world no 18 Blichfeldt in a 74-minute battle
Another Indian shuttler HS Prannoy also contracted the virus. Both tested for the virus and their reports came with positive results in their third test.
Momota has tested positive for the coronavirus, and the association has decided not to send any players, including Momota, to Thailand, said Japan
The new-look BWF tournament calendar 2021 sees a number of tournaments postponed from Q1 and Q2, and a handful of Grade 2 tournaments cancelled
The world champion said badminton is restarting for her in January next when she participates in Thailand Open in Bangkok
They hardly had any time to celebrate the historic moment as they had to rush to airport to catch a flight to Hyderabad to compete in the Hyderabad Open
This was the 15th meeting between the two players and Sindhu still holds a 10-5 head to head lead over her.
The pair determined to avenge their CWG final loss in the opening match of World Championship