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Saina Nehwal’s plea about Olympic qualifying events

Concerns over rapid spread of coronavirus had forced the postponement of four Olympic qualifying events
Saina Nehwal
Saina Nehwal
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PTI   |   New Delhi   |   Published 01.03.20, 09:58 PM

Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap feel that the BWF should extend the Olympic qualification period in view of the coronavirus outbreak wrecking havoc on the qualifying events for the Tokyo Games.

Concerns over the rapid spread of the deadly virus had forced the postponement of the four Olympic qualifying events so far. “Qualification period can be extended if the tournaments are getting cancelled cause of #coronavirus,” Saina wrote on her twitter handle, tagging the Badminton World Federation (BWF) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC). “It will be unfair for most of the players who are really close to qualifying for Olympics 2020.” 



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