“All the players as well as tournament, match officials, BWF and BAI officials, support staff, vendors and others involved will have to go through a mandatory Covid test each day outside the stadium, and only after being tested negative they will be allowed inside the venue. BAI will not compromise on the safety of the players as well as others involved, and will be following all the COVID-19 guidelines given by the government.”

PV Sindhu, Lakshya Sen and Kidambi Srikanth were among the Indian players who arrived in the national capital on Sunday, while Nehwal will land on Monday.

Top shuttlers, including world champion Loh Kean Yew and three-time men’s doubles world champion Mohammad Ahsan, had their first training session in Delhi on Sunday.