World champion shuttler PV Sindhu, who is training in England, hoped on Tuesday that she would be able to travel to Thailand for the tournament in January, despite the growing restrictions of other countries on flights coming from Britain. In the UK, the situation has worsened due to the new strain of Kovid-19. Sindhu, who qualified for the Tokyo Olympics, has been training in London for the past two months. He is scheduled to play his first tournament in Thailand after the Corona virus break.
Many countries around the world including India have banned flights coming from Britain. This step has been taken in view of the newer and more infected type of corona virus in England. Sindhu went to London in October and is training at the National Training Center along with British badminton players Toby Penty and Rajiv Ouseph.
Sindhu said, ‘My training is going very well. National centers are not closed. It is being run as a biologically safe center, so I am able to practice before the competitions in Thailand.
There will be a return to international badminton with the Thailand phase but the country has faced a pro-democracy campaign and recently there has also been an increase in Kovid-19 cases. The sports ministry recently accepted Sindhu’s request that his personal physio and fitness trainer accompany him for three tournaments in January.
The 25-year-old Sindhu last participated in the All England Championships in March after which all competitions were canceled or postponed due to the Kovid-19 epidemic. In October, Sindhu withdrew from the Denmark Open, one of two tournaments to be held since March. Apart from this, Saralorlux Open Super-100 Tournament has been organized in Germany.