BANGKOK: Ace shuttlers Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap, and HS Prannoy, who were forced to withdraw from the Thailand Open Super 1000 after they tested Covid positive earlier on Tuesday, were dramatically cleared by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) to compete by the end of the day.
Kashyap, husband of Olympic bronze medallist Saina, also had to withdraw as he was sharing a room with Saina and was asked to self-quarantine earlier on Tuesday. By the end of the day, all three were back in the draw and will play their matches on Wednesday.
Prannoy is set to face Malaysia's Lee Zii Jia on Wednesday while Kashyap faces Canada's Jason Anthony Shue. Saina faces Kisona Selvaduray of Malaysia in her first round fixture.
Earlier on Tuesday, Saina and Prannoy, who had recently recovered from Covid-19, were declared to have once again tested positive for novel coronavirus and as a result were withdrawn. IANS