Difficult start in Birmingham. First, seven players/supervisors tested positive - later the tests were repeated and all were negative. This delayed the start of the tournament by several hours. Then the shock for the Indonesian team: on their flight from Istanbul to Birmingham, one person had tested positive after arrival. Due to the regulations of the National Health Service (NHS) in England, all other passengers have to be quarantined for 10 days. The BWF reacted and took all Indonesian players directly out of the tournament. On Thursday morning, Yigit from Turkey, who had been on the same plane, was also taken out of the tournament.
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The Indonesian federation was appalled by the decision, as all players and coaches had previously been vaccinated in Jakarta.
Due to the late start of the tournament on Wednesday afternoon, Sabrina Jaquet did not play until midnight against Linda Zetchiri. The match went 21:19/21:9 to the Bulgarian.