Doubles badminton star N Sikki Reddy and physiotherapist Kiran Challagundla returned destructive of their second coronavirus assessments..
- Final Up to date: August 15, 2020, 3:34 PM IST
Shuttler N Sikki Reddy and physiotherapist Kiran Challagundla on Saturday returned destructive for Covid-19 in a second spherical of assessments, clearing the decks for resumption of the nationwide badminton camp in Hyderabad from Monday.
The 26-year-old Sikki, a Commonwealth Video games bronze-medallist, and Kiran had, on Thursday, examined optimistic for the extremely contagious illness on the SAI Pullela Gopichand academy, which was instantly closed down for sanitisation and the camp suspended for a number of days.
Nonetheless, the duo on Friday determined to get themselves examined once more in a personal hospital. The stories, a duplicate of which is in possession of PTI, confirmed that Sikki and Kiran are each destructive. The Sports activities Authority of India (SAI) additionally confirmed the event.
“Shuttler Sikki Reddy and Physiotherapist Kiran C, who had been a part of the Badminton Nationwide Camp at Pullela Gopichand Badminton Academy in Hyderabad and had examined optimistic for Covid-19, took the RT PCR take a look at once more, and each have examined destructive,” SAI stated in a press release.
“The choice to check them once more was taken as a result of each had been asymptomatic and even their members of the family had been Covid-19 destructive.”
Following the most recent take a look at outcomes, nationwide chief badminton coach Pullela Gopichand has determined to renew the camp from Monday.
“Since all campers are Covid destructive, we’ve got determined to go forward with the camp, following the SOP. Coaching will resume on the academy from Monday, August 17,” Gopichand stated.
Sikki and Kiran had been among the many 21 gamers, coaches and assist employees who had undergone SAI’s necessary Covid assessments earlier than the beginning of coaching on August 7. The opposite 19 had examined destructive.
The badminton camp was allowed by SAI for eight Olympic hopefuls, together with Rio Video games silver-medallist PV Sindhu, following the approval from the Telangana authorities on August 1.
Sikki, who companions Ashwini Ponnappa in girls’s doubles, Sindhu, B Sai Praneeth and former world primary Kidambi Srikanth had been coaching on the academy earlier than the suspension of the camp.
Amongst others, former world primary Saina Nehwal has been coaching in a separate facility alongside along with her husband Parupalli Kashyap, whereas Ashwini is at present in Bangalore.
The lads’s doubles pair of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy is anticipated to affix the camp after a pair weeks. The Badminton World Federation (BWF) had shut down the world tour and different sanctioned tournaments following the completion of the All-England in March because of the world well being disaster.
The governing physique later unveiled a revised worldwide calendar in Might however no match has been potential thus far. The following occasion for the Indian staff is the twice rescheduled Thomas and Uber Cup, which is slated from October Three to 11.
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