Badminton’s governing body (BWF) said on Wednesday it will work with Thai health authorities to ensure “comfortable” COVID-19 testing conditions at the Thailand Open after Indian shuttler K. Srikanth was left with a bloody nose following a test.
The World No. 14 had described tests conducted at the event as “unacceptable” in a tweet that was accompanied by an image of blood dripping down his face following a fourth mandatory test on Tuesday.
The BWF said Badminton Association of Thailand (BAT) had explained that Srikanth’s issue arose due to his most recent test “possibly causing irritation and fragility of the capillaries.”
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“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…