Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth prone to journey to Olympic qualifiers via Doha

Saina Nehwal
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Saina Nehwal

Indian badminton people will likely visit Malaysia next month via Doha, Qatar, the Malaysia Open and later happen to be Singapore the Singapore Open in June, the Badminton Association of Asia (BAI) stated on Thursday.

The 2 tournaments will be the last events which are contained in the Olympic qualification diary after the postponement of this Indian Open this month as a result of worsening Covid-19 pandemic scenario in the united states.

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Doubts arose over whether Indians would be able to participate in the Malaysian Open as a result of the nation imposing a temporary ban on flights from India. The event is scheduled to-be held from might 25 to 30 as the Singapore Open is slated become held from Summer 1 to 6.

“Using The current travel constraints, Indian people will not be able to just take direct routes. We now have checked for via channels and the choices are generally from Sri Lanka or from Doha and Indian Shuttlers are most likely to visit via Qatar,” said the BAI.

“thinking about the present vacation restrictions, Badminton Association of India (BAI) features written towards respective Associations of Malaysia and Singapore for quality on which will be the specific regulations which will be put on Indian shuttlers while they get to these respective countries,” it further stated.

People will have to undergo a 14-day quarantine period in Malaysia while for entering Singapore, they just need to went through a 14-day quarantine period in a country aside from Asia. This means that Indian players can visit Singapore directly from Malaysia and take part in the competition and never having to spend a different 14-day quarantine.

It ensures that the Indians will have to get to Malaysia at the least may 10.

While PV Sindhu, B Sai Praneeth and men’s increases pair Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty have actually virtually ensured qualification due to their position into the Race to Tokyo positioning, the Malaysia and Singapore activities could be the final window of opportunity for Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth to secure qualification. 

Saina, who won India’s first Olympic medal in recreation in 2012, is rated 22nd while former world No.1 Srikanth is twentieth. Both people must be in the top 16 to secure qualification.

“we currently posted the vacation papers of our Olympic-bound and Olympic possible players ( PV Sindhu, Sai Praneeth, Chirag Shetty, Satwik, Saina Nehwal, Srikanth, Ashwini Ponnappa, and Sikki Reddy) and officials for Visa handling. 

Though there’s a ban from the dilemma of Visa for Indians excluding Sports-related travel activities, Visa is available on specific stipulations. Our company is touching the Member Associations of Malaysia & Singapore when it comes to essential documents,” said the BAI.

Posted at Thu, 29 Apr 2021 15:33:37 +0000