The Indians duo last played a tournament exactly a year back, having skipped the All England and then getting stuck in lockdown in separate cities.
In her Insta post, Tse Ying said that though the Germans had tested negative several times, the "incubation period of 21 days" posed a risk.
Saina Nehwal was knocked out of the Yonex Thailand Open Super 1000 after losing the women's singles second round to Thailand's Busanan Ongbamrungphan.
TV 2 Sport of Denmark has been chronicling quarantine and isolation woes of Danish shuttlers. Russian doubles veteran Ivan Sozhonov was recorded by partner Vladimir Ivanov, literally shuddering while the testing official poked the swab stick fishing for a sample.
Kidmabi Srikanth sailed into the men's singles second round of the Thailand Open Super 1000 tournament but it was curtains for Parupalli Kashyap, who made an early exit on Wednesday.
It's been a nervous spring and one long winter of the pandemic pause, but the rustiness aside, Sindhu seemed none the worse for the wear. It's early season still, and the August Olympics will be her main target.
According to the BWF, the Thailand Public Health Ministry’s six-member “working group” of doctors initially determined that Nehwal and Prannoy, and a German player, had “tested positive on the PCR test”. But they also said that the players’ “antibody IgG was positive”.
Nothing slyly microscopic, nor towering like her Indonesian opponent, could stop India's top mixed doubles pairing of Ashwini and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy from scalping World No.8 Hafiz Fazal and Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja at the Thailand Super 1000.
The BWF said the said players who had earlier tested positive for the virus, are "not currently infected".
Former world number 1 Kidambi Srikanth shared photographs of his nose bleeding after he was tested for the fourth time.
PV Sindhu, seeded sixth, returned to action with a 21-16 24-26 13-21 defeat to world no 18 Blichfeldt in a 74-minute battle. The loss ended India's campaign in women's singles as the other contender Saina Nehwal was forced out after testing positive for COVID-19
Saina Nehwal has returned positive in the third Covid-19 test in quarantine in Bangkok. P Kashyap, as a close contact, has also been asked to head to the hospital.
"This is where I belong, and these are the people who make me who I am – back on the court and playing with my partners, this is what life is all about!" Satwiksairaj Rankireddy captioned a happy frame with two teammates — Ashwini Ponappa and Chirag Shetty — who had helped him tide over a Covid-19 recovery.
In a panel Integrity Unit investigation by the Badminton World Federation that concluded after events dating as far back as 2015, the kingpin of this series of fixed matches, Hendra Tandjaya, a 32-year-old doubles floater on the lower circuit explained during his confessions what "nyabon" meant: "playing a match to fix a particular result."
The Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Friday handed life bans to three Indonesian shuttlers for involvement in match-fixing, match manipulation and betting.
The Asia leg in Bangkok consists of two Super 1000 events -- Yonex Thailand Open (January 12-17) and Toyota Thailand Open (January 19-24) followed by the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals (January 27-31).
Saina Nehwal after posting an incandescent selfie, however, revealed her displeasure at some rules.
Kento Momota was looking forward to make his international comeback in Bangkok, a year after sustaining a career-threatening injury to his eye socket following a car accident in Kuala Lumpur.
PV Sindhu is set to fly out of London on Sunday to join the rest of her team in Bangkok to compete in Yonex Thailand Open (January 12-17) and Toyota Thailand Open (January 19-24).
PV Sindhu, who has qualified for the Tokyo Olympics, has been training in London for the last two months and is scheduled to play her first tournament since the coronavirus break in Thailand.
The Olympic Qualifying period for Tokyo will restart next year and the first qualifying tournament will be the Swiss Open from March 2 to 7 followed by German Open from March 9-14.
While the two are back to training at an unused badminton court in Hyderabad after rallying back from their Covid-19 infections, Kashyap recalls the fortnight that saw them stay largely asymptomatic, save for the loss of taste and smell.
With Olympic qualifications in mind, the Badminton Association of India (BAI) announced a strong eight-member squad to participate in the three upcoming tournaments, scheduled in January.
PV Sindhu, who is part of the Target Olympic Podium Scheme core group, will return to competitive action in January next year after the coronavirus-induced break.
Saina Nehwal, the 2012 London Olympics bronze medallist, has recently struggled with niggles and is likely to return to action in next year's Asian Tour.