Guwahati News Desk: Indian shuttler B Sai Praneeth has pulled out of the ongoing Toyota Thailand Open Super 1000 tournament after testing positive for COVID-19 here.
Former world number one Kidambi Srikanth was also forced to withdraw as per protocols laid down by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) as he was sharing the room with Praneeth.
The governing body in a statement on Tuesday night said:
“Badminton World Federation (BWF) can confirm India player Sai Praneeth B has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been withdrawn from the TOYOTA Thailand Open.”
The report stated:
“The player produced a positive result to a mandatory PCR test conducted on Monday. It is confirmed positive. The player has been taken to hospital for further observation and testing, and is required to stay in hospital for a minimum of 10 days.”