Saina facing visa issues for Denmark Open, seeks help from External Affairs Ministry

The Denmark Open is scheduled to start on October 15 and Saina Nehwal says her visa application hasn't been processed yet.

Saina Nehwal finished runner-up at the Denmark Open last year.   -  AP

Top Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal is facing visa issues for her participation in next week’s Denmark Open and she has sought help of External Affairs Ministry to sort out the matter.

The Denmark Open, a top BWF Super 750 tournament, will be played at Odense from October 15 to 20.

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“I have an urgent request regarding visa for me and my trainer to Denmark. I have a tournament next week in Odense and we don’t have our visas processed yet. Our matches are starting on Tuesday next week,” tweeted Saina by tagging External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar.

The 29-year-old Saina, an Olympic bronze medallist, had finished runner-up in the tournament last year, losing to Chinese Taipei’s Tai Tzu-Ying in the final.