Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth, who was forced to withdraw from the just-concluded Thailand Open as per the coronavirus protocols, resumed training on Sunday after the Badminton Association of India got his 14-day mandatory quarantine period reduced to a week.
Srikanth withdrew from the tournament after B Sai Praneeth, who he was sharing a room with, had tested positive for Covid-19. Srikanth had tested negative in the mandatory PCR test conducted on Monday and had also returned negative results since arriving in Thailand.
Srikanth was unable to participate in both the back-to-back Thailand Open tournaments but has qualified for the World Tour Finals, scheduled to begin Wednesday.
He and reigning world champion PV Sindhu are the only Indians to and duo along with the support staff will undergo a compulsory Covid-19 test on Monday.