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Friday, July 03, 2020



22 BWF tournaments in five months leave players shocked

May 23, 2020 1:23 pm

While BWF went ahead to announce 22 tournaments in 5 months from August to December, shuttlers were left scratching their heads about how they were going to resume blitzing around the world.

'Stupid, crammed, puts players at injury risk': BWF's revised calendar receives flak

May 23, 2020 12:13 am

The BWF unveiled a revised international calendar to salvage the remainder of the season, but it received widespread criticism from shuttlers like Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap, and B Sai Praneeth.

India Open to be held in December, BWF announces revamped calendar

May 23, 2020 8:10 am

The World Tour Super 500 tournament, originally scheduled to be held in New Delhi from March 24-29, will now take place from December 8 to 13, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) said in a release.

BWF unlikely to introduce synthetic shuttlecocks next year

May 15, 2020 5:03 pm

In January this year, BWF had approved the use of synthetic feather shuttlecocks at sanctioned international tournaments of all levels from 2021.

'Have more tournaments at one venue, do something radical': P Gopichand to BWF

May 11, 2020 6:07 pm

Gopichand believes segregating the players on the basis of their respective formats -- singles and doubles -- and then conducting tournaments in three different countries simultaneously is an option.

BAI ready to host India Open in December-January; BWF suspends US Open

April 28, 2020 5:57 pm

The BWF had last week sent a letter to BAI, asking it for a slot to conduct the India Open Super 500 tournament, which was suspended last month due to the coronavirus outbreak.

How concerns over travel and preparations led to BWF’s decision

March 15, 2020 2:37 pm

The badminton world body on Friday suspended all events till April 12 after players expressed their displeasure. SHIVANI NAIK looks at the implications.

In face of coronavirus uncertainty, P Gopichand wants shuttlers to focus on performance

March 02, 2020 9:11 am

BWF, with a chunk of its top players coming from east Asian countries, is currently trying to salvage its European spring swing of events including the All England and Swiss Open.

Chinese players will not be banned from events due to coronavirus: BWF 

February 06, 2020 12:34 pm

The epidemic has wreaked havoc on the international sporting calendar with a number of tournaments cancelled or postponed.

Shuttle flies outdoors: Badminton’s new version hopes to bring in casual fans, players into fold

May 17, 2019 11:20 am

Much like India, amateur participation outdoors is 40 per cent more than those undergoing structured training on expensive indoor wooden courts, globally.