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Tuesday, January 26, 2021



On a day of Covid chaos, Ashwini-Satwik stay calm under pressure

January 13, 2021 12:07 pm

Nothing slyly microscopic, nor towering like her Indonesian opponent, could stop India's top mixed doubles pairing of Ashwini and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy from scalping World No.8 Hafiz Fazal and Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja at the Thailand Super 1000.

Indonesian fixing scandal: Badminton players tanked games in Hong Kong, Lucknow

January 11, 2021 3:37 pm

In a panel Integrity Unit investigation by the Badminton World Federation that concluded after events dating as far back as 2015, the kingpin of this series of fixed matches, Hendra Tandjaya, a 32-year-old doubles floater on the lower circuit explained during his confessions what "nyabon" meant: "playing a match to fix a particular result."

BWF announces calendar for 1st half of 2021, India Open to be held from May 11

December 22, 2020 2:36 pm

The Olympic Qualifying period for Tokyo will restart next year and the first qualifying tournament will be the Swiss Open from March 2 to 7 followed by German Open from March 9-14.

Explained: Why Britain’s Covid-19 crisis could hit Sindhu’s plans in the new year

December 22, 2020 2:35 pm

With restrictions on flights from the UK, and Sindhu needing to be in Bangkok on January 3, it is looking increasingly difficult for India's top player to make the trip to South-East Asia.

Help at hand for shuttlers quarantined in Germany

October 30, 2020 2:10 pm

The situation is tricky because Germany is heading into some sort of a lockdown from Monday with the second wave underway.

Three Indian shuttlers withdrawn from SaarLorLux tournament as precaution

October 30, 2020 7:29 am

Lakshya Sen, Ajay Jayaram and Subhankar Dey withdrew from the SaarLorLux Open 2020 as a precautionary measure.

Grocery store, restaurant, fans: Indian shuttlers play safe in Denmark bubble

October 19, 2020 7:45 am

Badminton’s resumption has been hardly smooth after the big comeback, Thomas Uber Cup, was aborted due to withdrawals. Scaling back, the Badminton World Federation managed to keep the Denmark Open on schedule, more as a trial run than a full-fledged show.

Danish shuttler’s benefactor is a chilli-tasting musician

October 16, 2020 3:17 pm

Doubles shuttler Clara Graversen gets a unique sponsor — a 55-year-old internet celebrity — known for his viral videos in which he tastes pungent chilli peppers

Explained: Amid Covid-19, why is it tough for badminton to resume?

September 24, 2020 11:17 am

Badminton cannot be compared with football and tennis for a reason that's central to the sport: badminton is played indoors.

Thomas Uber Cup likely to be postponed

September 15, 2020 10:20 am

The spurt of pull outs of top Asian countries Korea and Indonesia from the Thomas Uber Cup scheduled for October in Aarhus, had forced a rethink in the remaining contingents.


Saina Nehwal settles for silver after final's loss to Carolina Marin at World Badminton Championship

August 16, 2015 8:12 pm

Saina Nehwal lost the World Championship final against Carolina Marin 16-21 19-21.

Saina Nehwal wins maiden India Open Super Series

March 30, 2015 11:08 am

Saina Nehwal won her maiden India Open Super Series on Sunday.