Badminton Player Sikki Reddy Tests Covid Positive

New Delhi: Badminton participant N. Sikki Reddy and physiotherapist Kiran C. have examined constructive for Covid-19, the Sports activities Authority of India (SAI) mentioned in an announcement on Thursday.

The pair had been a part of the continuing badminton nationwide camp on the Pullela Gopichand Academy in Hyderabad. The academy has been closed for sanitisation, SAI mentioned.

“Both Sikki and Kiran are asymptomatic. Both are locals of Hyderabad and were attending the camp from their homes. The academy has been closed down for sanitisation. All primary contacts of Sikki and Kiran have been traced and are undergoing RT PCR test,” SAI mentioned in its assertion.

“SAI conducted a mandatory Covid test on all the athletes, coaches, support staff and administrative staff attending the badminton national camp, and two campers have tested positive for Covid-19. All necessary precautions as per the protocols are being taken so that players can come back for training safely and as soon as possible,” mentioned nationwide coach Pullela Gopichand.

The nationwide camp received underway on August 7. Other than Reddy, the gamers within the camp embody reigning world champion P.V. Sindhu, former world no.1 Kidambi Srikanth, star males’s doubles pair Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Sikki’s doubles accomplice Ashwini Ponnappa.

Former world no. 1 Saina Nehwal is anticipated to affix the camp within the coming weeks. She is at present coaching at an adjoining facility with husband and fellow shuttler Parupalli Kashyap.


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