Dismal start for Indian shuttlers at Indonesia Masters

India witnessed a dismal start at the Indonesia Masters as none of the shuttlers could cross the qualifying stage at the USD 350,000 World Tour Super 500 tournament, here on Tuesday.

Dismal start for Indian shuttlers at Indonesia Masters
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Jakarta: India witnessed a dismal start at the Indonesia Masters as none of the shuttlers could cross the qualifying stage at the USD 350,000 World Tour Super 500 tournament, here on Tuesday.

While Abhishek Yelegar lost 20-22, 14-21 to Vega Vio Nirwanda of Indonesia, Subhankar Dey suffered a 9-21, 21-23 loss against another local player Panji Ahmad Maulana in the men's singles qualifiers.

In the women's singles qualifiers, Sri Krishna Priya Kudaravalli went down 7-21, 9-21 to Goh Jin Wei of Malaysia.

Men's doubles pair of Kapil Chaudhary and Brijesh Yadav too lost 12-21, 8-21 to Indonesian combo of Sabar Karyaman Gutama and Frengky Wijaya Putra.

With Kidambi Srikanth and HS Prannoy pulling out at the last moment, Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap has been promoted to the main draw. He will face Malaysia's Wei Feng Chong on Wednesday.

Srikanth suffered a minor injury and will be back at the India Open starting January 30.

"I will not be taking part in the Indonesia Masters this week due to a small injury but will be playing India Open next week," Srikanth wrote on his twitter account. 

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