Nour El Sherbini, left, has withdrawn from the British and Manchester Open ©Getty Images

World number one Nour El Sherbini of Egypt has withdrawn from the upcoming Allam British Open and Manchester Open, scheduled to be held from March 28 to April 3 and April 13 to 18 respectively.

El Sherbini, who is the defending British open champion, pulled out after suffering a hip injury at the Black Ball Open final against compatriot Nouran Gohar last week and was not able to recover in time for the events in Hull and Manchester.

El Sherbini’s withdrawal means that Gohar will start as the top seed, with Hania El Hammamy replacing her as the second seed in Hull.

It has also opened the draw for Spain's world number 48 Cristina Gomez, who will face Egypt’s Nada Abbas in the first round at the British Open.

In Manchester, England’s Sarah-Jane Perry will start as the number one seed with New Zealand’s Joelle King moving to second.

It has also paved the way for Tsz Wing Tong of Hong Kong to enter the draw and will be up against Hana Ramadan of Egypt in the first round.

Among men, India’s world number 16 Saurav Ghosal and England's world number 29 James Willstrop have withdrawn from the British Open due to an abductor injury and a positive COVID-19 test ahead of travelling, respectively.

India's Mahesh Mangaonkar and Qatar's Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi will now enter the first round draw in Hull.

Monaonkar will face England's George Parker while Al Tamimi will be up against Egypt's Moustafa El Sirty.

Malaysia’s Eain Yow Ng will receive a bye in round one thanks to the withdrawals while England's Nathan Lake will now play France's Auguste Dussourd.