HCL-SRFI Indian tour postponed, two players test positive for COVID-19

Abhishek Pradhan and Abhishek Agarwal have tested positive for COVID-19 forcing the organisers of the HCL-SRFI Indian Tour to postpone the start of tournament by a day.

Squash players Abhishek Pradhan (in picture) and Abhishek Agarwal have tested positive for COVID-19.   -  SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

Squash players Abhishek Pradhan and Abhishek Agarwal have tested positive for COVID-19 forcing the organisers of the HCL-SRFI Indian Tour to postpone the start of tournament by a day. The championship was originally scheduled to start on Saturday. As of now, it may start on Monday provided there are no more coronavirus cases among the players.

The two players have been removed from the draw. “If the next round of testing finds no positive COVID-19 tests, then the tournament will take place from March 29 to April 1, with both the second round and quarterfinals taking place on March 30,” SRFI said in a release.

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Squash Rackets Federation of India (SRFI) is in talks with Professional Squash Association to work out the path ahead. There is a possibility that the media and spectators might not be allowed at the venue, Indian Squash Academy, if the tournament starts.