Hyderabad, Feb. 8 -- India's women's badminton team has pulled out of the Badminton Asian Championships in Manila, Philippines, starting February 11 due to the outbreak of corona virus. The men's team will, however, participate in the event.

"The women's team was withdrawn owing to concerns showed by parents and players," said Ajay Kumar Singhania, general secretary, Badminton Association of India.

"BAI has reached out to Philippines Badminton Association and Badminton Asia for assurances regarding the current situation and necessary precautions are being taken. After discussion with the Indian squad, the men's team has agreed to travel and participate," Singhania added on Friday.

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