Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu withdrew from the Denmark Open badminton tournament that is scheduled from October 13 to 18 in Odense.
“Sindhu is not playing in Denmark, she has pulled out,” a source in the Gopichand Academy told PTI and has requested to keep his identity anonymous as per the rumours.
However, on the request from the Himanta Biswa Sarma’s who is the president of the Badminton Association of India (BAI) Sindhu has agreed to participate in the Thomas and Uber Cup finals.
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has significantly affected the tournament as the event has experienced a huge volume of withdrawal from the tournament. The BAI wrote to the participants for the Denmark Open, mentioning that they would be ‘travelling or participating at their own responsibility due to the current pandemic’ and ‘have to send their consent within September 17’.
Though the 25-year old badminton champion has decided not to travel to Denmark, she is all geared up to participate in the Asia Open-I and Asia Open-II that are expected to be held during November.
Kidambi Srikanth, Lakshya Sen, and Subhankar Dey are some of the players who have agreed to participate in the Super 750 event. As per the sources eminent players such as Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap have also sent their consent letters, however, will confirm later.