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Badminton in times of COVID-19: Sindhu, Srikanth eye glory at India Open

New Delhi: Star Indian shuttles PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth will look to carry over last season’s momentum and let the new year win as they kick off their campaign at the India Open, which returns after being canceled twice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Many ranking points are up for grabs as the $400,000 Super 500 tournament is held in the looming shadow of a raging third wave of the country’s pandemic, with cases rising rapidly, fueled by the new Omicorn variant.