Indian badminton player Ajay Jayaram, who was supposed to take part in the Denmark Open BWF Super-750 tournament starting next week, was not allowed to board the British Airways flight on Friday morning.
The other three shuttlers -- Kidambi Srikanth, Subhankar Dey and Lakshya Sen -- are on their way to Denmark as they had taken the Air France fight.
Jayaram was unaware of the mandatory rules for a person to board the British flight and also the quarantine rules that are prevalent in London, which was his transit stop.
"I am not aware of the rules. So, I went to airport and was refused to be allowed. There were some rules like the 'air bubble' type. The ticket also is refundable," said Jayaram to Times of India, while he tried to contact Air France officials.
The Badminton Association of India (BAI) or Sports Authority of India (SAI) have not come to the rescue of Jayaram so far.
I wasnt allowed to board @British_Airways flight this morning. The rest of the Indian team has flown out with… https://t.co/j669IejQaI
— Ajay Jayaram (@ajay_289) 1602230906000
The Denmark Open begins in Odense on Tuesday (October 13). If Jayaram can manage to find a flight before Sunday he can reach the venue.