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Thursday, April 02, 2020


‘Things are looking bleak, might hurt players financially and mentally’: HS Prannoy

April 2, 2020 4:22:58 pm

"We should find fun in whatever we are doing right now in everyday life, things which we have not been able to do all these years in our professional careers," said HS Prannoy.

BWF freezes rankings until further notice, seeks alternatives for 2021 Worlds

April 1, 2020 8:19:33 am

The BWF said it will take time to decide on the process of unfreezing the world rankings as it will depend on how the international calendar looks once things improve.

‘People are dying, life comes first’

People are dying, life comes first: PV Sindhu

March 28, 2020 9:16:37 am

PV Sindhu talks about her life in self-quarantine, and why sport is trivial in these testing times

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Disappointing to see members speculating about our sincerity and motives: BWF

March 27, 2020 5:37:12 pm

BWF's decision to conduct the Super 1000 tournament in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic came for sharp criticism from the top shuttlers of the world, including India's Saina Nehwal.

PV Sindhu donates Rs 5 lakh each to Telangana, Andhra to fight outbreak

March 26, 2020 1:26:43 pm

PV Sindhu, who claimed a silver at the Rio Olympics, is assured of a spot at the postponed Tokyo Games based on her rankings but has to wait for next year to compete in her second Olympics.

Sparring partner of Taiwanese players at All England tests positive

March 21, 2020 9:05:04 am

Badminton's most prestigious tournament - which screened no one during the playing week keeping in line with UK's insistence on carrying on, might well have risked the biggest names in shuttle.

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Indian badminton players express concern after Taiwanese athlete at All England tests positive

March 20, 2020 5:44:58 pm

According to Taiwanese media reports, a sparring partner of the national team who had been with the team at the All England Badminton Championships earlier this month, has tested positive for the Covid-19 virus.

Parupalli Kashyap hits back as IOC encourages athletes to continue training for Tokyo 2020

March 18, 2020 7:43:44 pm

The International Olympic Committee said in a statement on Wednesday that no 'drastic decision' will be taken on Tokyo 2020 as the event is four months away, encouraging athletes to continue preparations.

Viktor Axelsen, Tai Tzu Ying win All England titles

March 15, 2020 10:59:38 pm

While Viktor Axelsen, a former world champion, beat top-seeded Chou Tien-chen for the title, Tai Tzu Ying overcame top-seeded Chen Yu Fei to claim her third All England title.

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

March 15, 2020 2:37:05 pm

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

Okuhara, Sindhu’s pint-sized headache that keeps flaring up

March 14, 2020 9:07:51 am

Okuhara once again snatched a match from Sindhu's grasp with a counterattack that was so poised and precise that you wondered how a 21-7, 21-7 scoreline fetched up the last time they battled at Basel.

PV Sindhu calls up sports minister on whether to continue playing All England

March 13, 2020 9:47:48 pm

PV Sindhu, before taking on Nozomi Okuhara in the All England quarterfinals, called on the Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, asking if she should continue playing or if she should return home due to the threat of the coronavirus outbreak.

All England Open 2020: Titles are the ultimate Lakshya

March 13, 2020 1:52:39 pm

A good start at the All England is only just a good start for 20-year-old Lakshya Sen

Saina Nehwal battles the uncontrollables after All England ouster

March 13, 2020 1:52:43 pm

Japanese Akane Yamaguchi dismantled Saina Nehwal with disdain in the first round of the All England. Now, she faces the likelihood of being quarantined on her return home having travelled to Spain after February 15.

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Saina Nehwal makes first-round exit from All England; Olympic qualification bid takes a hit

March 12, 2020 1:50:41 pm

Saina is placed 20th on the BWF rankings with 46267 points and the 2012 London Olympics bronze-medallist needs to enter the top-16 bracket by April 28 to make the cut for the 2020 Tokyo Games.

Out of All England Open 2020, Tokyo looks too far for Kidambi Srikanth

March 12, 2020 1:28:07 pm

Most times on Wednesday in his opening round of the All England, Srikanth looked like a teenager standing ashore, looking forlornly towards a brightly-lit party boat sailing quickly away. That was the Olympics slipping out of his grasp.

Free-flowing Sen the silver lining in India’s semis loss

All England Open 2020: Lakshya Sen pulls off a brilliant come-from-behind win on debut

March 12, 2020 1:23:24 pm

The 20-year-old beats World No. 18 Lee Cheuk Yiu of Chinese Taipei to progress to the 2nd round in Birmingham on Wednesday

Indian pair of Jerry-Sikki nick a set against World No.1 before going down

March 11, 2020 6:32:35 pm

All England Open (Super 1000): The Indian World No 26 mixed doubles pair Pranav Jerry Chopra and Sikki Reddy took a set off the World No 1 Chinese pair Zheng Si Wei and Huang Ya Qiaong before going down in their first round match.

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Badminton: India Open likely to be held without spectators

March 11, 2020 3:19:17 pm

India Open Super 500 is set to be held in New Delhi from March 24-29 but may be closed for spectators.

Indian shuttlers need to get act together at All England

March 10, 2020 9:42:12 pm

Saina Nehwal is struggling to lock the Tokyo qualification and has drawn the indomitable Akane Yamaguchi in the first round. She has beaten the Japanese only twice, losing eight times.