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BWF Working with Thailand Open Organisers after Kidambi Srikanth Left with Bloodied Nose

Kidambi Srikanth (Photo Credit: Twitter)

After Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth was left with a bloodied nostril following a take a look at, BWF mentioned it’s working with Thailand Open organisers to make sure “comfortable” Covid-19 testing circumstances.

  • PTI Bangkok
  • Last Updated: January 13, 2021, 13:45 IST
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Badminton World Federation on Wednesday mentioned it’s working with Thailand Open organisers to make sure “comfortable” COVID-19 testing circumstances throughout the match after Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth was left with a bloodied nostril following a take a look at.

Former world primary Srikanth on Tuesday obtained a bloodied nostril after present process a number of COVID-19 checks and miffed on the poor therapy of well being officers at Thailand Open, the Indian referred to as it “unacceptable”.

The (BWF mentioned the Badminton Association of Thailand defined the explanations behind the bleeding. “Kidambi Srikanth got a bloodied nose after undergoing multiple COVID-19 tests. The athlete had been swabbed three times earlier with the most recent one possibly causing irritation and fragility of the capillaries,” the BWF mentioned in a press release.

“Therefore, when the swab was repeated on Tuesday, and factoring in the athlete’s tense nature, the position of the stick in the nasal passage was misaligned, which caused the slight bleeding noticed from the tip of the swab.” The world physique mentioned Srikanth had no complaints on the time of testing. “The COVID-19 staff member did not notice any bleeding from the athlete’s nose and there was no complaint from Kidambi at that point.” “After about three to 5 minutes, one other athlete from the India group reported that Kidambi had a nosebleed.

“It isn’t identified whether or not the athlete had blown his nostril or caught tissue up his nostrils which might have brought about extra blood vessels to rupture.” The sport’s world governing body added that it is working with the organisers “to make sure the most secure and most comfy circumstances for all gamers and members.” Srikanth is scheduled to open his marketing campaign towards compatriot Sourabh Verma on Wednesday.

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