Sports Authority of India (SAI) will fund badminton player Kidambi Srikanth’s participation at the Denmark Open which is scheduled to be held from October 13 to 18 in Odense.
Srikanth is part of SAI’s Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) and receives support through it.
The proposal to participate in the competition came from Srikanth, who has also requested to be allowed to reach the venue early along with his coach and physio for the tournament. However, their names are still to be decided.
SAI will also pay for his COVID-19 testing that is required to be done before he takes part in the competition.
On Thursday, Olympic silver medallist P.V. Sindhu pulled out of the tournament due to the increasing number of coronavirus cases in Denmark.
“Going only for Denmark Open (the Denmark Masters which was to follow this also being cancelled) is not…