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All England Open: All Indian shuttlers cleared to play (3rd ld)

All England Open: All Indian shuttlers cleared to play (3rd ld)

By Rohit Mundayur

New Delhi, March 17 (Ians) All Indian badminton players have been cleared to compete at the All England Open Championships, starting Wednesday, after results of their second Covid Rt-pcr test on Wednesday came negative. Earlier, men's singles players H.S. Prannoy and Sameer Verma and mixed doubles exponent Pranaav Jerry Chopra were among the four Indians who had returned positive results in the first round of testing at the Super 1000 tournament.

Masseur G. Srinivas was the fourth Indian to have returned a positive result.

"Everyone has been allowed to play there. They (All England organisers) will now be putting up the draw shortly," Badminton Association of India (Bai) general secretary Ajay Kumar Singhania told Ians on Wednesday evening.

Those who tested positive were given the opportunity to have a second test.

Interestingly, the Indian contingent were told about their positive Covid result orally. Saina and Kashyap tweeted to

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