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No handshakes, only ‘namastes’ for top Indian shuttler on virus caution

March 8, 2020 12:43:59 pm

Seven Indian badminton players have pulled out of the Birmingham tournament over coronavirus fears.

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Indian badminton players pull out of All England amidst Coronavirus fears

March 6, 2020 12:53:01 pm

Those seeking for Olympic qualification like Saina Nehwal and K Srikanth are scheduled to travel as of now, as are PV Sindhu and B Sai Praneeth, whose qualification isn't under threat.

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

March 2, 2020 9:11:21 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.

Extend Olympic qualification period in view of cancellation of events due to coronavirus: Saina Nehwal

March 1, 2020 12:19:03 pm

Saina Nehwal, the London Olympic bronze medallist, is currently lying at 22nd in Race to Tokyo list and need a rapid rise in the rankings to qualify for the Games.

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Tokyo Olympics: How Indian shuttlers’ qualification chances are affected due to coronavirus

February 29, 2020 8:35:31 am

With German Open cancelled and the outbreak threatening to disrupt even more tournaments upto cutoff of April 30th, precious qualifications are on the line.

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Agus Dwi Santoso to join Indian badminton team next month as singles coach

February 28, 2020 5:45:30 pm

Experienced Indonesian coach Agus Dwi Santoso will be assisting India's singles badminton players, including Olympic silver-medallist PV Sindhu, from next month as they prepare for the Tokyo Games later this year.

Top players returning from injury need funding too: Ajay Jayaram

February 26, 2020 2:26:12 pm

“I was in the Top 20 in 2017 when I got injured. Ever since my comeback after an eight-month hiatus, I've had to fund myself entirely for all international tournaments, let alone training and other expenses,” said Ajay Jayaram.

Ajay Jayaram gets the better of edgy Kidambi Srikanth

February 21, 2020 8:43:47 am

Former World no. 1’s wretched form continues as he goes down to fellow compatriot.

Barcelona Spain Masters: Saina Nehwal enters quarterfinals, Kidambi Srikanth loses

February 20, 2020 11:56:47 pm

N Sikki Reddy also endured a difficult day as she lost both the mixed doubles and women's doubles to bow out of the competition.

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

Lakshya Sen the silver lining in India’s Asia Team Championships semis loss

February 16, 2020 8:54:22 am

Playing freely and erring very little, the 20-year-old Lakshya Sen recorded a stunning 21-18, 22-20 win over the Indonesian Jonatan Christie at Asia Team Championships, the biggest of his career.

Asia Team Championships: Lakshya Sen stuns Indonesia’s Jonatan Cristie but India ousted in semis

February 15, 2020 6:58:59 pm

Indian men's badminton team went down fighting 2-3 to two-time defending champions Indonesia in the semifinals to settle for a bronze at the Asia Team Championships.

On a bad day for singles, pairs rejoice

Badminton Asia Team Championships: On a bad day for singles, pairs rejoice India

February 15, 2020 8:30:14 am

After star shuttlers lose singles ties against Thailand, Arjun-Kapila, Srikanth-Shetty and Sen rally to take India to Asia Championships semis.

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Kidambi Srikanth leads India’s rout of Kazakhstan in Asia Team Badminton Championships opener

February 11, 2020 2:45:38 pm

Unfazed by the coronavirus fears, a full-strength Indian men's team is taking part in the championships with an eye on medals, which will give players crucial ranking points in the Olympic year.

Sai Praneeth, Tai Tzu Ying take Bengaluru Raptors to second consecutive PBL title

February 10, 2020 12:33:42 am

Bengaluru Raptors became the first team to successfully defend their title as they defeated North Eastern Warriors 4-2 in the summit clash of the Premier Badminton League in Hyderabad.

The private world of a world-beater, Tai Tzu-Ying

February 12, 2020 6:57:08 pm

Tai Tzu-Ying, with her dazzling game and merry personality, is a contender for Olympic gold. The Indian Express tries to understand what the grinning girl from Chinese Taipei is up to next door.

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Pullela Gopichand receives honourable mention in IOC Coaches Lifetime Achievement Award

February 8, 2020 10:59:25 pm

Olympic athletes as well as IOC Members, IOC Athletes' Entourage Commission members, Summer and Winter International Federations, National Olympic Committees and continental associations can nominate candidates.

Badminton witnessed meteoric rise in India after Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu’s Olympic medals: Chirag Shetty

February 7, 2020 11:16:54 pm

"Badminton is currently the second most popular sport in the country after cricket, the meteoric rise of the sport is courtesy of the medals won by Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu at the Olympics," said Chirag Shetty.

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Indian women team withdraws from Badminton Asia C’ships due to coronavirus threat

February 7, 2020 10:56:26 pm

BAI had named a second-string women team for the tournament to be held from February 11 to 16 but a full-strength men's side which features World Championship bronze medallist B Sai Praneeth.

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

February 6, 2020 12:34:24 pm

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

Badminton Olympic qualifier postponed due to Coronavirus outbreak

February 1, 2020 11:10:17 am

Organisers made the decision to put off the event, which was scheduled to take place from February 25 to March 1 in Hainan, after a number of players withdrew.