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Syed Modi International 2022: Men's singles final declared 'No Match' after finalist tests COVID positive

The all-French final clash was scheduled between Arnaud Merkle and Lucas Claerbout, and world badminton governing body (BWF) confirmed that one player tested positive while other was a close contact.

India TV Sports Desk Edited by: India TV Sports Desk
Lucknow Published on: January 23, 2022 17:18 IST
Arnaud Merkle
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File photo French shuttler Arnaud Merkle.

The men's singles final of the Syed Modi India International badminton tournament here on Sunday was declared as a 'No Match' after one of the finalists tested positive for COVID-19.

The all-French clash was scheduled between Arnaud Merkle and Lucas Claerbout.

"The men's singles final of the Syed Modi India International 2022 has been declared a 'No Match'. BWF can confirm one of the finalists tested positive for COVID-19 this morning," the Badminton World Federation said in a statement.

"The other finalist is deemed a close contact and has also been withdrawn. Details on winner status, world ranking points and prize money will be revealed in due course. Today's other four finals will go ahead as scheduled," the BWF added.

Top seed P V Sindhu will play in the women's singles final against fellow Indian Malvika Bansod later in the day.

(Reported by PTI)