Bangkok, Jan. 13 -- : The Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Wednesday said that a doctor from the COVID-19 testing team attended the Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth "shortly" after the team member reported that Kidambi had a nosebleed following a coronavirus test.

"On Tuesday, the player indicated he suffered a nose bleed following a mandatory PCR test. A doctor from the COVID-19 testing team located at the hotel attended to Kidambi shortly after," the BWF said in a statement.

On Tuesday, Srikanth shared pictures from his bleeding nose, following the "unacceptable" treatment being meted out to the player while conducting coronavirus tests.

"We take care of ourselves for the match not to come and shed blood for THIS. However, I gave 4 ...