Yonex Thailand Open: “Unacceptable” – Kidambi Srikanth alleges ‘unpleasant’ medical treatment; shares image of bleeding nose

The Indian contingent has raised a lot of concerns about the medical treatment as well as the organizing of the Open.

Kidambi Srikanth
Kidambi Srikanth

Indian badminton star Kidambi Srikanth slammed what he labeled was ‘unacceptable’ medical treatment from the staff at the Thailand Open in Bangkok. There had already been a lot of concerns raised by the Indian contingent with regard to the tournament. Saina Nehwal had stated that there was confusion regarding her COVID-19 test and its report. It was then said that she had returned a positive result before a retest clarified that the same was negative.

The same happened with HS Prannoy and hence, the first round matches for the two will go ahead as per schedule after it was decided on the contrary. To further add to the pressure on the staff and the organizers of the Thailand Open, Kidambi Srikanth has alleged poor treatment.

‘I gave 4 tests after I arrived’ – Srikanth

Kidambi Srikanth took Twitter to post an image of his bleeding nose and captioned it, “We take care of ourselves for the match not to come and shed blood for THIS . However , I gave 4 tests after I have arrived and I can’t say any of them have been pleasant. Unacceptable. (sic)”

Meanwhile, Indian stars PV Sindhu and Sai Praneeth have suffered defeats in their respective first round matches in the women’s and men’s category respectively. However, the doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy registered a win to qualify for the next round.

Also Read: Yonex Thailand Open: A bittersweet first day for the Indian shuttlers


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