Gwangju (Korea), Nov 28 (PTI) India’s campaign ended early at the Korea Open badminton tournament with Parupalli Kashyap and Sourabh Verma crashing out in the opening day of the men’s singles event here on Wednesday. Also Read - Monsoon Session Day 2: Lok Sabha Passes Essential Commodities Bill to Raise Farmer Income, Boost Agri Sector | Highlights

A former world number 6, Kashyap, who is a 2014 Commonwealth Games champion, lost 17-21 21-13 8-21 to eighth seeded Lee Dong Keun of Korea in a match that lasted an hour and 19 minutes. Also Read - 'Jammu And Kashmir to Reopen For Tourism Soon', Says J&K Administration

Sourabh Verma, who had clinched the Dutch Open this year, also went down fighting 13-21 21-12 18-21 against Finland’s Eetu Heino in a 50-minute clash. Also Read - COVID-19: Centre Announces Guidelines For Unlock 2, Lockdown Till July 31 in Containment Zones

Kashyap and Sourabh will be representing Chennai Smashers and Ahmedabad Smash Masters respectively in the Premier Badminton League starting on December 12.

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