With Olympic qualifications in mind, the Badminton Association of India (BAI) announced a strong eight-member squad to participate in the three upcoming tournaments, scheduled in January.
PV Sindhu, who is part of the Target Olympic Podium Scheme core group, will return to competitive action in January next year after the coronavirus-induced break.
Saina Nehwal, the 2012 London Olympics bronze medallist, has recently struggled with niggles and is likely to return to action in next year's Asian Tour.
The PBL, which is one of the highest prize money badminton tournaments in the world, was initially scheduled to take place in the last week of December in Delhi, Mumbai, and Pune.
BAI general secretary Ajay Singhania met sports minister Kiren Rijiju to chalk out a plan for conducting India Open, which is scheduled to be held from March 30 to April 4 in New Delhi.
PV Sindhu revealed that the different techniques, game-play, and training sessions in London are helping her get back on track after the long break forced by the coronavirus pandemic.
Lakshya Sen, Shubhankar Dey, Ajay Jayaram were withdrawn as a precautionary measure from SaarLorLux Open after defending champion Lakshya's father-cum-coach DK Sen tested positive for Covid-19.
PV Sindhu gave her fans, admirers and well-wishers a 'mini heart-attack' with her latest Twitter Post saying 'Denmark Open was the final straw, I retire'.
The situation is tricky because Germany is heading into some sort of a lockdown from Monday with the second wave underway.
Lakshya Sen, Ajay Jayaram and Subhankar Dey withdrew from the SaarLorLux Open 2020 as a precautionary measure.
Defending champion Lakshya Sen will be aiming to recover from the setback of an early exit from Denmark Open when he takes the court to defend the SaarLorLux Open Super 100 title, beginning in Germany on Tuesday.
World Champion PV Sindhu's father Ramana said it was 'her decision' to head to Leicester in the United Kingdom for 8 weeks to get a diet - nutrition assessment done at the Gatorade Sports Science Institute.
PV Sindhu skipped the recently-concluded Denmark Open Super 750 tournament and will next be seen in action at the Asian leg of the adjusted BWF World Tour 2020 in January.
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.
Kidambi Srikanth might have lost in the quarter-finals of Denmark Open against Taiwan's Chou Tien Chen, but looks ready to uncoil his immense potential when next year comes along.
Srikanth lost 22-20, 13-21, 16-21 in 62 minutes of the best badminton he has played in recent times. Well rested, with not a hint of pressure, moving well and confidently backing his attack, Srikanth offered a glimpse of what he could potentially play in the future.
Kidambi Srikanth put up some fight in the early exchanges of the decider but seemed to have lost way later.
PV Sindhu has decided not to return to competitive action this year, but does not expect her prolonged pandemic-related absence to hamper her preparations for next year’s rescheduled Tokyo Olympics.
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The former world number one, who had claimed four Super Series titles in 2017, beat Toby 21-12 21-18 in 37 minutes, as the sport finally got going after a seven-month-long break.
On Tuesday, marking badminton's stuttering return, Lakshya Sen chose to mix his smashes with soft touches to befuddle his opponent, who was expecting strokes raining down in a revved up rush.
The 19-year-old Indian, who had claimed five titles including two Super 100 tournaments last year, produced a clinical performance to outwit Popov 21-9 21-15 to reach the second round.
Ajay Jayaram was not allowed to board a flight from Bangalore to Denmark, where he is scheduled to play in the Denmark Open Super Series.
As badminton takes its first nervous steps towards international resumption at the Denmark Open, starting October 13, shuttlers are expected to reach Odense in various stages of preparedness.
Former world no.1 Kidambi Srikanth, young Lakshya Sen, Ajay Jayaram and Subhankar Dey are the only Indians who will compete in the Denmark Open.