Top-ranked Kento Momota’s positive check for COVID-19 at Narita Airport compelled Japan to withdraw its gamers from upcoming worldwide badminton events in Thailand.
The two-time singles world champion was scheduled to compete in two Thailand Open sequence events from Jan. 12-17 and Jan. 19-24 and the $1.5-million World Tour Finals from Jan. 27-31 in Nonthaburi.
But Badminton Association of Thailand President Khunying Patama Leeswadtrakul stated the 26-12 months-previous Momota examined positive after working towards along with his teammates in Tokyo on Saturday, prompting the whole staff to cancel their journey to Bangkok.
“On behalf of the organizers, I deeply appreciate the decision of the Japanese team to have to withdraw from the competition over health concerns for other participants,” Patama stated. “I wish all members of the Japanese team strong health and safety and hope to see them back on courts the soon.” The absence of the Japanese staff is an extra setback for the tournaments after China introduced its withdrawal final week.
The Badminton World Federation stated the Thailand Open sequence and the World Tour Finals, already delayed by the pandemic, will proceed as deliberate.
The three BWF events in Thailand can be organized below bubble quarantine coverage. Players are required to stay in restricted areas all through their keep in Thailand.
Momota received the All-Japan Championships title in December in his return to competitors following accidents he sustained in an auto accident after a match in Malaysia final January.
The Bharatiya Janata Party has requested the Election Commission of India to deploy central police forces and implement the Model Code of Conduct in West Bengal at the earliest to keep away from vast-scale political violence in the course of the marketing campaign interval forward of the essential 2021 meeting elections.
A BJP delegation from West Bengal, which met the Chief Election Commissioner in New Delhi on Monday, additionally cited discrepancies in the draft voters’ checklist and alleged that names of lifeless voters haven’t been deleted.
“The BJP requests your intervention to ensure early deployment of CPF else the ruling Trinamool Congress, with the active support of West Bengal Police, will make campaign very difficult, resulting in widespread violence,” said a letter submitted to the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC).
Accusing the West Bengal Police of exhibiting a partisan function, the BJP alleged that although the assault on the convoy of JP Nadda, social gathering’s nationwide president, was carried out in full glare, the police remained silent spectators.
“Political murders have been going on since the Lok Sabha polls and 132 BJP workers have been killed till date. They have got heightened in the last few months. The state police invariably deflect these as personal enmity and family feud and no action is taken. All this makes normal political activities very challenging.”
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The Trinamool Congress has rubbished the allegations saying that the BJP is doing a drama.
“Deployment of central forces ahead of the elections is a routine exercise. Half of the central forces have already been deployed as bodyguards of BJP leaders. It appears as if an entire army is moving with them. What new central force they want? People have seen central forces in previous elections. They will vote for the TMC,” mentioned Kunal Ghosh, a spokesperson of TMC.
In a separate letter submitted to the CEC, a BJP chief from the state alleged that constituencies alongside the Indo-Bangla border have seen a pointy rise in new voter registration.
“It gives an impression of illegal cross border infiltration duly supported by the local ruling party activists. This, if allowed, will not only affect the security of the country but will also have a profound impact on the entire election process,” Sabyasachi Dutta, BJP chief, wrote in his letter.
The BJP has additionally requested the ballot panel not to make the most of member of the West Bengal State Government Employees Federation as they’ve allegedly pledged their help to the chief minister and her social gathering.