Saina Nehwal and her husband Parupalli Kashyap are holdaying in Maldives.© Saina Nehwal/Instagram
Saina Nehwal and her husband Parupalli Kashyap are holidaying in Maldives. Nehwal posted a picture with Kashyap on social media where the two are seen posing candidly for the camera. Nehwal’s Instagram feed has pictures from her trip to Maldives. “Holiday mood totally,” she captioned one such post. “Happy holidays,” she wrote in another. Both Nehwal and Kashyap had pulled out of Denmark Open earlier this month. “I withdrew from Denmark Open. I decided that I will start the season from January only with the Asian tour,” Nehwal had told PTI on October 6.
Nehwal had said she has no fitness concerns. “There is no injury issue but if three tournaments were there it would have made sense… I thought directly from January, I can go for the Asian tour,” she said.
The Badminton World Federation (BWF) had postponed the Thomas and Uber Cup finals, cancelled the Denmark Masters and also postponed three events in Asia.
Kashyap also missed the Demark Open for similar reasons.
“I too feel it is not worth the risk to go all the way for one tournament. It is better to start the season afresh participating in the Asia leg from January,” Kashyap had said.
The BWF also cancelled the World Junior Championships that was due to be held in New Zealand due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The tournament had already been postponed from May 2020 to October and then finally to January 2021.
The BWF secretary-general Thomas Lund that travel restrictions in New Zealand and the quarantine rules related to the pandemic made staging the event “impossible.”
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