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Uncertainty for Saina, Srikanth as Oly qualifiers cancelled
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) In a setback for Indians hoping to qualify for this year's Tokyo Olympics, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) announced on Wednesday the cancellation of the last Olympic qualification event, the Singapore Open, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
BAI seeks clarity from BWF after postponement of Malaysia Open (Ld)
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The Badminton Association of India (BAI) said on Friday that it has sought clarity from the world body on the qualification scenario for Indian players following the postponement of the Malaysia Open.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Oly badminton qualifiers: Blow for Indians as Malaysia Open postponed
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The chances of several Indian badminton players hoping to qualify for this year's Tokyo Olympic Games were dealt a body blow on Friday as the Malaysia Open Super 750 tournament was postponed.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Malaysia Open badminton postponed, blow to Indians' Olympic hopes
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The Malaysia Open Super 750 badminton tournament has been postponed and will no longer be an Olympic qualification event, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) said on Friday.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
SAI U-turn after BAI says India not withdrawn from Oly qualifiers
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) There seems to be a communication gap between the Sports Authority of India (SAI) and the Badminton Association of India (BAI). Just over an hour after SAI announced that the Indian badminton team had withdrawn from this month's Malaysia Open Super 750 tournament, BAI contradicted the statement saying it was still in talks with the Malaysian government for allowing Indians to compete there. SAI subsequently did a U-turn on its initial statement.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Blow for Saina, Srikanth as India withdraw from Malaysia Open
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Kidambi Srikanth and Saina Nehwal's chances of making it to this year's Tokyo Olympics are all but over after the Indian contingent withdrew from the Malaysian Open on Thursday. Malaysia has imposed a ban on travellers from India, which is witnessing a massive surge in Covid-19 cases during the second wave.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Padukone recovering from Covid-19 infection
Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) Former All England champion Prakash Padukone is likely to be discharged from a Bengaluru hospital where he is slowly recovering from the Covid-19 infection.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Badminton
Saina, Srikanth likely to travel to Olympic qualifiers via Doha
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Indian badminton players are likely to travel to Malaysia next month via Doha, Qatar, for the Malaysia Open and subsequently travel to Singapore for the Singapore Open in June, the Badminton Association of India (BAI) said on Thursday.
2021-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Srikanth, Saina's Olympic hopes threatened by Malaysia's travel ban
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Malaysia putting a temporary ban on flights from India may just prove to be the death knell for Kidambi Srikanth and Saina Nehwal's hopes of qualifying for this year's Tokyo Olympics.
2021-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
My level will go up if I get fitter: Praneeth
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) India's ace badminton player Sai Praneeth said that he is looking to get fitter to improve the level of his game.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
India Open badminton tournament postponed due to Covid-19
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The India Open Super 500 badminton tournament has been postponed indefinitely due to the rising cases of Covid-19 in New Delhi, Badminton Association of India (BAI) general secretary Ajay Kumar Singhania said in a virtual press conference on Monday.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
India Open to be held behind closed doors from May 11
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Olympic champion Carolina Marin and world No.1 Kento Momota will be the top seeds in the India Open Super 500 badminton tournament which will be held behind closed doors at the KD Jadhav Indoor Hall in New Delhi from May 11-16.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Domestic badminton tournaments in April and May postponed
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Domestic badminton tournaments that were scheduled to be held in April and May have been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Badminton Association of India (BAI) said in a statement on Monday.
2021-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Shuttler Bhagat bags 2 gold, India finish with 20 medals
Dubai, April 4 (IANS) Defending world champion Pramod Bhagat came up with a dominant show to clinch two gold medals as India finished their campaign in the 3rd Sheikh Hamdan bin Al Maktoum Dubai Para Badminton International 2021 with 20 medals on Sunday.
2021-04-04
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Badminton
Indian shuttlers enter finals of Para Badminton International
Dubai, April 4 (IANS) Top Indian shutters, Pramod Bhagat, Sukant Kadam and Nitesh Kumar, had a memorable outing as they sailed into the finals of the singles and doubles events in their respective categories at the 3rd Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Dubai Para Badminton International 2021.
2021-04-04
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Badminton
BWF to discuss change in scoring system in annual meeting
Kuala Lumpur, April 3 (IANS) The Badminton World Federation (BWF) will put forth a proposal to alter the badminton scoring system to best-of-five games of 11 points each from the current best-of-three games of 21 points at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on May 22.
2021-04-03
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Badminton
Indian Para shuttlers assured of a rich haul in Dubai event
Dubai, April 3 (IANS) Indian Para shuttlers are in for a rich haul in the season-opening 3rd Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Dubai Para Badminton International 2021, ensuring themselves of 17 medals at the Shabab Al Ahli Club on Saturday.
2021-04-03
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Badminton
Dubai para badminton: Top Indians reach knockout stage
Dubai, April 1 (IANS) It was yet another comfortable day for top Indian Para Badminton stars as they advanced to the knockout stage of the 3rd Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Dubai Para Badminton International here on Thursday.
2021-04-01
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Badminton
Orleans Masters: Garaga, Panjala lose hard-fought final
Orleans (France), March 28 (IANS) India's Krishna Prasad Garaga and Vishnu Vardhan Goud Panjala lost to England fourth seeds Ben Lane and Sean Vendy in a hard-fought men's doubles final at the Orleans Masters Super 100 badminton tournament on Sunday.
2021-03-28
Category: International, France,Sports,Badminton
Orleans badminton: India's Garaga-Panjala in men's doubles final (Ld)
Orleans (France), March 27 (IANS) Krishna Prasad Garaga and Vishnu Vardhan Goud Panjala on Saturday became the first Indians to enter the men's doubles final of the Orleans Masters Super 100 badminton tournament.
2021-03-27
Category: International, France,Sports,Badminton
Orleans badminton: India's Garaga-Panjala in men's doubles final
Orleans (France), March 27 (IANS) India's Krishna Prasad Garaga and Vishnu Vardhan Goud Panjala stormed into the men's doubles final of the Orleans Masters Super 100 badminton tournament here on Saturday.
2021-03-27
Category: International, France,Sports,Badminton
Orleans Masters badminton: Saina, Ashwini-Sikki in semis (Round-up)
Orleans (France), March 26 (IANS) India's fourth seed Saina Nehwal in women's singles and eighth-seeded women's doubles pair Ashwini Ponnappa and N. Sikki Reddy reached the semi-finals of the Orleans Masters Super 100 badminton tournament on Friday.
2021-03-26
Category: International, France,Sports,Badminton
Orleans Masters badminton: Ashwini-Sikki enter semis (Ld)
Orleans (France), March 26 (IANS) India's Ashwini Ponnappa and N. Sikki Reddy on Friday reached the semi-finals of the Orleans Masters Super 100 badminton tournament. The eighth seeded pair beat England's third seeds Chloe Birch and Lauren Smith 21-14, 21-18 in 42 minutes.
2021-03-26
Category: International, France,Sports,Badminton
Orelans Masters badminton: Ashwini-Sikki in women's doubles semis
Orleans (France), March 26 (IANS) India's Ashwini Ponnappa and N. Sikki Reddy on Friday reached the women's doubles semi-finals of the Orleans Masters Super 100 badminton tournament here. The eighth seeded pair beat England's third seeds Chloe Birch and Lauren Smith 21-14, 21-18 in 42 minutes.
2021-03-26
Category: International, France,Sports,Badminton
Orleans Masters: Saina, Ira reach quarters (ld)
Orleans (France), March 25 (IANS) Saina Nehwal beat France's Marie Batomene 18-21, 21-15, 21-10 to reach the women's singles quarterfinals of the Orleans Masters Super 1000 tournament on Thursday.
2021-03-25
Category: International, France,Sports,Badminton
Orleans Masters: Saina, Ira reach quarters (ld)
Orleans (France), March 25 (IANS) Saina Nehwal beat France's Marie Batomene 18-21, 21-15, 21-10 to reach the women's singles quarterfinals of the Orleans Masters Super 1000 tournament on Thursday.
2021-03-25
Category: International, France,Sports,Badminton
Orleans Masters: Ashwini-Sikki reach quarters after receiving bye (Ld)
Orleans (France), March 25 (IANS) Ashwini Ponnappa and N. Sikki Reddy reached the women's doubles quarter-finals of the Orleans Masters Super 100 tournament after receiving a bye in their second round match against Indonesia's Fabriana Kusuma and Amalia Pratiwi.
2021-03-25
Category: International, France,Sports,Badminton
Orleans Masters: Ashwini-Sikki reach quarters after receiving bye (Ld)
Orleans (France), March 25 (IANS) Ashwini Ponnappa and N. Sikki Reddy reached the women's doubles quarter-finals of the Orleans Masters Super 100 tournament after receiving a bye in their second round match against Indonesia's Fabriana Kusuma and Amalia Pratiwi.
2021-03-25
Category: International, France,Sports,Badminton
Orleans Masters: Ashwini, Sikki reach quarters
Orleans (France), March 25 (IANS) Ashwini Ponnappa and N. Sikki Reddy reached the women's doubles quarter-finals of the Orleans Masters Super 100 tournament after receiving a bye in their second round match against Indonesia's Fabriana Kusuma and Amalia Pratiwi.
2021-03-25
Category: International, France,Sports,Badminton
Orleans Masters: Srikanth to face Jayaram in 1st round
Orleans (France), March 24 (IANS) Ajay Jayaram, Kiran George and Mithun Manjunath went through to the second round of the Orleans Masters Super 100 badminton tournament. Jayaram beat compatriot Alap Mishra in the first round and will now face another compatriot, top seed and former world No.1 Kidambi Srikanth in the second round.
2021-03-24
Category: International, France,Sports,Badminton
Japan's Nozomi regains All England women's badminton title
Birmingham, March 21 (IANS) Second seed Nozomi Okuhara of Japan on Sunday reclaimed the women's singles crown that she had last won in 2016, beating Thai challenger Pornpawee Chochuwong 21-12, 21-16 in 44 minutes.
2021-03-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Badminton
Axelsen one win away from defending All England title
Birmingham, March 21 (IANS) Viktor Axelsen is one win away from defending his All England Open title as the Danish shuttler edged compatriot Anders Antonsen 16-21, 21-7 and 21-17 in the semifinal.
2021-03-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Badminton
Sindhu loses in All England Open semis (Ld)
Birmingham, March 20 (IANS) Reigning world champion P.V. Sindhu crashed out of the All England Open semi-finals, losing to Thailand's Pornpawee Chochuwong in straight games here on Saturday.
2021-03-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Badminton
Sindhu crashes out of All England Open semis
London, March 20 (IANS) Reigning world champion PV Sindhu crashed out of the All England Open semi-finals losing to Thailand's Porpawee Chochuwong in straight games. The Thai player, seeded below the Indian in the tournament, won 21-17, 21-9.
2021-03-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Badminton
All England Open: Lakshya Sen crashes out in quarters (ld)
Birmingham, March 19 (IANS) India's Lakshya Sen crashed out of the All England Open Championships quarter-finals on Friday, losing to Mark Caljouw of the Netherlands 17-21, 21-16, 17-21. The match, which lasted 55 minutes, saw the end of Indian challenge in men's singles.
2021-03-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Badminton
All England Open: Ashwini-Sikki lose in quarter-finals
Birmingham, March 19 (IANS) Indian women's doubles pair Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy lost in the quarter-finals of the All England Open Championships on Friday after a straight-games defeat to the Netherlands' Selena Piek and Cheryl Seinen.
2021-03-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Badminton
All England Open badminton: Sindhu, Sen sail into quarter-finals
Birmingham, March 19 (IANS) World champion and fifth seed P.V. Sindhu on Thursday sailed into the women's singles quarter-finals of the All England Open badminton with a quick 21-8, 21-8 win against Line Christophersen of Denmark in a Round of 16 match here.
2021-03-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Badminton
All England Open: Sen in quarters, Prannoy loses to Momota
Birmingham, March 18 (IANS) India's Lakshya Sen progressed to the men's singles quarter-finals of the prestigious All England Open badminton tournament on Thursday. Sen beat France's Thomas Rouxel 21-18, 21-17.
2021-03-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Badminton
All England C'Ships: Sindhu through, Saina out in 1st round
Birmingham, March 18 (IANS) PV Sindhu went through to the second round of the All England Open Championship with a 21-11, 21-17 win over Malaysia's Soniia Cheah. Meanwhile, Saina Nehwal retired during her first-round match against Mia Blichfeldt when she was trailing 21-8, 10-4.
2021-03-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Badminton
All England C'Ships: Sindhu through, Saina out in 1st round
Birmingham, March 18 (IANS) PV Sindhu went through to the second round of the All England Open Championship with a 21-11, 21-17 win over Malaysia's Soniia Cheah. Meanwhile, Saina Nehwal retired during her first-round match against Mia Blichfeldt when she was trailing 21-8, 10-4.
2021-03-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Badminton
All England Open: All Indian shuttlers cleared to play (3rd ld)
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) All Indian badminton players have been cleared to compete at the All England Open Championships, starting Wednesday, after results of their second Covid RT-PCR test on Wednesday came negative. Earlier, men's singles players H.S. Prannoy and Sameer Verma and mixed doubles exponent Pranaav Jerry Chopra were among the four Indians who had returned positive results in the first round of testing at the Super 1000 tournament.
2021-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
All England Open: All Indian shuttlers cleared to play (3rd ld)
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) All Indian badminton players have been cleared to compete at the All England Open Championships, starting Wednesday, after results of their second Covid RT-PCR test on Wednesday came negative. Earlier, men's singles players H.S. Prannoy and Sameer Verma and mixed doubles exponent Pranaav Jerry Chopra were among the four Indians who had returned positive results in the first round of testing at the Super 1000 tournament.
2021-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
4 Indians among several Covid positive, All England delayed (Ld)
London, March 17 (IANS) Four Indians, including three unnamed players and one member of staff, are among the several people who have tested positive for Covid-19 at the All England Open Championship. The Badminton World Federation (BWF) said in its statement on Wednesday that the championship will now be off to a delayed start due to the number of positive and "inconclusive" cases.
2021-03-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Badminton
All England start delayed, 4 Indians test Covid positive
London, March 17 (IANS) Four Indians, including three players and one member of staff, are among several who have tested positive for Covid-19 at the All England Open Championship. The Badminton World Federation (BWF) said in its statement on Wednesday that the championship will now be off to a delayed start due to the number of positive and "inconclusive" cases.
2021-03-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Badminton
Window to qualify for Olympics closing fast on Saina, Srikanth
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) For players like Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth, the opportunities for qualifying for this year's Olympic Games are fast shrinking as they have about five tournaments to book their tickets for Tokyo.
2021-03-09
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Swiss Open: Sindhu suffers crushing defeat to Marin in final (Ld)
Basel, March 7 (IANS) Reigning badminton world champion P.V. Sindhu on Sunday crashed to a 12-21, 5-21 defeat to Spanish Olympic champion and world No. 3 Carolina Marin in the final of the Swiss Open Super 300 tournament.
2021-03-07
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Badminton
Swiss Open: Sindhu runner-up after crushing defeat to Marin
Basel, March 7 (IANS) Reigning badminton world champion P.V. Sindhu on Sunday crashed to a 12-21, 5-21 defeat to Spanish Olympic champion and world no. 3 Carolina Marin in the final of the Swiss Open Super 300 tournament.
2021-03-07
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Badminton
Swiss Open: Sindhu runner-up after crushing defeat to Marin
Basel, March 7 (IANS) Reigning badminton world champion P.V. Sindhu on Sunday crashed to a 12-21, 5-21 defeat to Spanish Olympic champion and world no. 3 Carolina Marin in the final of the Swiss Open Super 300 tournament.
2021-03-07
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Badminton
Swiss Open finals: Sindhu, Marin renew rivalry
Basel, March 7 (IANS) Reigning badminton world champion PV Sindhu will face Olympic champion Carolina Marin in a clash of the top two seeds in the final of the Swiss Open Super 300 on Sunday. This will be the 14th time that the two players face each other in their senior career and Marin currently leads the head to head record 7-6.
2021-03-07
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Badminton
Swiss Open: Sindhu reaches first final in 18 months (Ld)
Basel, March 7 (IANS) Badminton world champion PV Sindhu reached the final of the Swiss Open Super 300 tournament with a 22-20, 21-10 win over Denmark's Mia Blichfeldt. Sindhu will now face Spanish Olympic champion Carolina Marin in the final. This is the Olympic silver medallist's first final since she won the World Championships title in August 2019.
2021-03-07
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Badminton