Badminton World Federation (BWF) can confirm that two players have been withdrawn from the Spain Masters 2021 after one player tested positive for COVID-19.
Two Russian women’s doubles players have been withdrawn after one tested positive to the mandatory PCR test conducted on Sunday. The player has been asked to self-isolate.
Her doubles partner and coach have been identified as a close contact and have also been asked to quarantine.
The women’s doubles pair will be not be replaced in the main draw and their opponents will be given a walkover to the next round.
Testing protocols continue to be implemented by the Spanish health authorities, the Spanish Badminton Federation (FESBA) and the BWF to ensure the health and safety of all participants.
The Spain Masters 2021 is a Super 300 event on the HSBC BWF World Tour.
Round one of the tournament commenced today.
Note to Editors:
Spanish law prohibits BWF from naming the withdrawn players due to privacy concerns.