The Indian badminton team has been cleared to participate in the All England Championship as the Kovid-19 Positive Incoming Players came into the negative on Wednesday’s inquiry by the governing body (BWF). Three Indian badminton players and a support staff came positive on Tuesday for the investigation while some others were awaiting the results of their undetermined samples which prevented players from doing the required practice before the tournament.
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India’s foreign coach Mathias Bo wrote in a post on Instagram, ‘No one in the team is Test positive. We are ready for the All England Championship. The Badminton World Federation (BWF) and Badminton England also informed in an email to team managers on Wednesday that all the team members in the Test have been negative. It also stated that the investigation and laboratory procedures were thoroughly investigated after discussions with representatives of England’s public health and testing companies, given the higher than expected number of positive and inconclusive tests.
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Accordingly, during the process of this investigation, a lot of doubts were raised about the accuracy of the tests presented by Badminton England, due to which it was deemed appropriate to conduct the test again. Only the results after repeated tests and investigations will be used. Earlier, BWF and Badminton England decided to delay the tournament by a few hours in the beginning after seeing such a large number of inconclusive results of the Kovid-19 test. Indian badminton player Saina Nehwal and her husband Parupalli Kashyap were in doubt 24 hours before the start of the tournament as Kashyap’s Kovid-19 investigation was inconclusive.