Anthony Sinisuka Ginting all smiles during a practice session at Impact Arena.
‘Great to be Back Playing Badminton’
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
TEXT BY DIANNE PIERRE | BADMINTONPHOTO
The array of measures put in place by Badminton Association of Thailand (BAT) and the Royal Thai Government to ensure the safest possible environment for athletes and their entourage at the Asian Leg of the HSBC BWF World Tour proved worthwhile at the conclusion of the three consecutive tournaments on 31 January.
Once the final prizes were handed out, the closing of a new ‘badminton bubble’ at the Impact Arena brought hope and signified a new ecosystem for future tournaments.
The strict measures, in compliance with the requirements of Thailand’s Department of Disease Control, were communicated to Member Associations, players and coaches before departure.
Notably, those who had been off the circuit for almost a year knew the significance of the Asian Leg to their careers and the sport.
“BAT and all the support staff have been great. I stay in my room and only leave for training or playing. I always find fun things to do like playing games or watching action films. I feel safe here.”