The player returned a positive result to a mandatory RT-PCR test conducted on Friday. His doubles partner has been identified as a close contact and has also been withdrawn from the tournament. Their opponents will be given a walkover to the final.
It was announced later in the day that second seeded mixed doubles pair of Rodion Alimov and Alina Davletova have had to withdraw from their semifinals after Alimov tested positive.
Singles player Brian Yang is also out due to a sore throat and headache, but he has not tested positive. World champion Loh Kean Yew has gotten a walkover to the finals.
Testing protocols have been implemented in accordance with Badminton World Federation and Badminton Association of India guidelines to ensure the health and safety of all participants.
The semifinals of the competition starts today.