“I still didn’t receive the covid test report from yesterday it’s very confusing and today just before the warm up for the match they tell me to got to hospital in bangkok … saying that I m positive ..according to rules the report should come in 5 hours.. @bwfmedia,” Nehwal tweeted.
Earlier, sources within the Badminton Association of India (BAI) confirmed that Nehwal and HS Prannoy tested positive for coronavirus. Both the players, who were set to compete in the Thailand Open, were taken to the hospital for further tests.
I still didn’t receive the covid test report from yesterday it’s very confusing and today just before the warm up f… https://t.co/ozB5wCp8vl
— Saina Nehwal (@NSaina) 1610434703000
A walkover was given to Kisona Selvaduray of Malaysia, who was to play her first-round match of the Thailand Open against Saina on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Saina’s husband Parupalli Kashyap has also been taken to hospital but his report status is not yet confirmed.
Last week, Saina had raised concerns over fitness of the athletes after physios and trainers were restricted from meeting the badminton players during the entirety of their Thailand tour.
Having undergone coronavirus tests, Saina had asked Badminton World Federation (BWF) to sort the mess as this was impacting the performance of the players on the court.