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Shuttler Ajay Jayaram says he wasn’t allowed to board flight for Denmark Open, appeals for help

October 10, 2020 8:42:56 am

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.

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Denmark Open: Anxious but motivated, Indian shuttlers gear up for badminton’s resumption

October 9, 2020 11:33:39 am

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.

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Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap pull out of Denmark Open

October 6, 2020 5:31:16 pm

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.

I’m fitter now, waiting to go all out at Denmark Open to test my game: Lakshya Sen

October 5, 2020 3:37:02 pm

The loss of momentum due to the COVID-19 disruption has been frustrating, concedes fast-rising Indian shuttler Lakshya Sen.

Olympic hopefuls Kidambi Srikanth, Saina Nehwal receive decent draws at Denmark Open

September 30, 2020 6:16:16 pm

Former world number one Saina and Srikanth will resume their hunt for valuable ranking points to inch closer to their Tokyo Olympics dreams when the USD 750,000 tournament.

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14 day quarantine ahead of three Asian leg tournaments in January 2021

September 30, 2020 3:58:11 pm

The BWF insisted that while the sport has struggled to take off, badminton is keen on pulling off the two Asian circuit events and the World Tour finals by stitching up a tight bubble.

SAI approves request for Kidambi Srikanth’s coach and physio to travel for Denmark Open

September 19, 2020 10:03:02 pm

Kidambi Srikanth is part of the Target Olympic Podium Scheme and thus will receive support by SAI. He has also sought permission to reach the tournament early.


PV Sindhu pulls out of Denmark Open to be held next month

September 17, 2020 10:48:52 pm

Kidambi Srikanth, Lakshya Sen and Subhankar Dey were among those players who have sent their consent letters and will be participating in the Super 750 event. Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap have also sent their consent letters but will take a final call nearer to the date of the tournament.

PV Sindhu undecided about playing Denmark tour event

September 16, 2020 10:24:15 am

With the second Denmark Masters tournament cancelled, the Denmark Open will be a one-venue pitstop, while the Asian leg is still being firmed up with multiple locations under consideration.

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Thomas and Uber Cup postponed, Denmark Open to go ahead as planned

September 16, 2020 10:24:19 am

The badminton federation released a statement in this regard, stating that it is looking into possible alternative dates to reschedule the event, confirming that can only be held next year.

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Thomas Uber Cup likely to be postponed

September 15, 2020 10:20:55 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.

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Is it safe to conduct Thomas and Uber Cup during corona times? asks Saina Nehwal

September 13, 2020 6:18:39 pm

Saina Nehwal tweeted her apprehensions following the withdrawal of seven countries from the tournament due to the rising COVID-19 cases across the globe.

After South Korea, Indonesia withdraw from Thomas and Uber Cup

September 12, 2020 12:03:19 am

Indonesia, who have won the Thomas Cup 13 times and Uber Cup three times, became the fifth team to to pull out from the Finals in Aarhus, Denmark, scheduled from October 3-11.

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Ashwini Ponappa to train with doubles partner Sikki Reddy in Hyderabad

September 11, 2020 11:30:08 am

With Ashwini and Sikki getting to train together - the two were in Bangalore and Hyderabad respectively, India will field a full-strength squad.

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Badminton camp still uncertain

September 10, 2020 1:46:28 pm

With SAI insisting that the 10-day quarantine period is non-negotiable and a September 17 deadline looming, a team for the Thomas and Uber Cup will be picked without selectors watching the players in training.

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B Sai Praneeth pulls out of Thomas Cup, Denmark Open

September 9, 2020 12:12:47 pm

B Sai Praneeth has pulled out of India’s Thomas Cup team for the October 3-11 tournament at Aarhus and the subsequent Denmark Open, citing lack of adequate fitness.

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PV Sindhu back in Uber Cup squad after BAI president’s request

September 8, 2020 6:14:13 pm

PV Sindhu will hope to aid India in the Uber Cup, which will be held from October 3 to 11 in Aarhus, Denmark, in progressing through a group that has 14-time winners China, France, and Germany.


Saina Nehwal to lead Uber Cup team; No Chirag-Satwik in Thomas Cup

September 7, 2020 8:30:30 am

The 26 shuttlers will be based at Pullela Gopichand SAI Badminton Academy in Hyderabad from Monday till September 27. The Thomas and Uber Cup is scheduled to take place in Aarhus, Denmark from October 3 to 11.

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Top shuttlers to resume training from Monday in Hyderabad, SAI clears national camp

September 6, 2020 7:06:49 pm

The players who will be part of the camp are Nehwal, Sai Praneeth, P Kashyap, Srikanth (all singles), women's doubles pair of Sikki Reddy and Ashwini Ponappa, along with seven coaches, four support staff and three sparring partners.


PV Sindhu to skip Uber Cup because of puja, ‘work’ at home

September 3, 2020 7:44:41 am

It is learnt that while the Covid-19 situation was a secondary consideration in Sindhu's pull-out, there were also reservations about a proposed pre-tournament camp at the Pullela Gopichand academy.

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PV Sindhu withdraws from Uber Cup due to personal reasons, doubtful for Denmark Open

September 2, 2020 5:03:02 pm

The Thomas and Uber Cup Finals, scheduled to be held from October 3 to 11 in Aarhus, Denmark is the first tournament in the revised calender, which was launched by the sport's governing body BWF last week.

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Badminton attempts travelling bubble: Two continents, 6 tournaments, 66 days

August 29, 2020 3:54:11 pm

In the mammoth tour across two continents in a protected bubble, there will be a two-week transit gap between the Denmark and the Asian swing with possible chartered flight for players.

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Saina Nehwal never set preconditions to join national camp: P Kashyap

August 29, 2020 3:46:05 pm

Kashyap's request to be included in the national badminton camp got fellow player and wife Saina Nehwal into a sticky situation as she was called indisciplined for allegedly saying she won't train without Kashyap.

Arjuna fights virus: Shuttler Satwiksairaj tests positive days before awards ceremony

August 28, 2020 2:58:01 pm

The Arjuna Award ceremony was one among many occasions he had excitedly lined up for when returning to Hyderabad. But taking a pre-return rapid antibody test at the government hospital in Amalapuram, the young doubles shuttler tested positive for Covid-19.

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India Open, Syed Modi cancelled in BWF’s adjusted calendar

August 27, 2020 6:53:54 pm

The India Open, which was originally scheduled in March, was to be held from December 8 to 13 in New Delhi and Syed Modi was slated for November 17 to 22 in Lucknow in the previously revised calendar.