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Saina Nehwal receives Danish visa after seeking MEA help

Saina Nehwal.

Saina Nehwal.   | Photo Credit: AP

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Nehwal is a finalist in last year's Danisa Denmark Open. She lost to Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei.

Hours after seeking the intervention of the Ministry of External Affairs for obtaining a Danish visa, badminton star Saina Nehwal conveyed that she obtained the travel document on Sunday. 

In a social media message, she thanked officials of the Union Home Ministry and the Embassy of Denmark for issuing the visa on a holiday. Earlier, Ms Nehwal had messaged saying that she had not received the visa for the prestigious Danisa Denmark Open that will begin on October 15.

“I have an urgent request regarding visa for me and my trainer to Denmark. I have a tournament next week in Odense and we don't have our visas processed yet. Our matches are starting on Tuesday next week,” said Ms Nehwal in a social media message addressed to Dr Jaishankar and the Ministry of External Affairs. 

Ms Nehwal is a finalist in last year's Danisa Denmark Open. She lost to Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei. Controversial poor line calls were partly responsible for her defeat. 

The Danisa Denmark Open is the official name of 2019 Denmark Open and has a prize money of $775,500, which makes it one of the biggest badminton events of the year.

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