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Age violation: BAI suspends two players at Mohali event

  • The badminton federation secretary assured angry parents at the under-13 ranking event in Mohali that strict action would be taken.
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Published on Jul 02, 2022 08:43 PM IST
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Protesting parents stop play in junior ranking badminton tourney

  • As a result of the protests, only the morning matches could be conducted while Tago had to face the wrath of angry parents, who demanded medical tests for an alleged 12 overaged shuttlers.
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Published on Jul 01, 2022 09:57 PM IST
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PV Sindhu loses to nemesis Tai Tzu Ying in quarterfinal, exits Malaysia Open

Sindhu, seeded seventh, squandered a game lead to lose 13-21 21-15 21-13 to the second seed Tai Tzu, a silver medallist at the Tokyo Olympics.
India's Pusarla V. Sindhu plays againstTaiwan's Tai Tzu-ying (AP)
India's Pusarla V. Sindhu plays againstTaiwan's Tai Tzu-ying (AP)
Published on Jul 01, 2022 04:50 PM IST
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Malaysia Open: Sindhu, Prannoy advance to quarterfinals

The world No. 7 dispatched her Thai opponent 19-21 21-9 21-14 in a 57-minute second round clash at the Axiata Arena. The seventh seeded Indian will next face her nemesis Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei in the last eight face-off.
India's Sindhu Pusarla reacts(AP)
India's Sindhu Pusarla reacts(AP)
Published on Jun 30, 2022 12:30 PM IST
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PV Sindhu wins, Saina Nehwal loses in Malaysia Open

  • If Sindhu, a former world champion, dished out a fine performance to outwit Thailand's world number 10 Pornpawee Chochuwong, London Olympics bronze medallist Saina went down fighting against American Iris Wang, ranked 33rd in the world
Sindhu dished out a fine performance to outwit Thailand's world number 10 Pornpawee Chochuwong(SAI Media Twitter)
Sindhu dished out a fine performance to outwit Thailand's world number 10 Pornpawee Chochuwong(SAI Media Twitter)
Published on Jun 29, 2022 12:29 PM IST
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Badminton: Age fraud in focus at All India Sub-Junior Ranking Tournament

  • A member of the Age Fraud Committee wrote a letter to the BAI president requesting for urgent action.
BAI's Age Fraud Committee has informed the leadership of NSF about purported age fraud cases committed at the All India Sub-Junior Ranking Tournament.(AP)
BAI's Age Fraud Committee has informed the leadership of NSF about purported age fraud cases committed at the All India Sub-Junior Ranking Tournament.(AP)
Updated on Jun 28, 2022 09:31 PM IST
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Sindhu, Prannoy lead India's challenge at Malaysia Open Super 750

  • PV Sindhu was shown the door in the opening round by China's He Bing Jiao at the Indonesia Open Super 1000 earlier this month and will have to put behind that defeat when she begins her campaign against a formidable Pornpawee Chochuwong of Thailand.
Sindhu might come across Olympic champion Chen Yu Fei of China.(SAI Media Twitter)
Sindhu might come across Olympic champion Chen Yu Fei of China.(SAI Media Twitter)
Published on Jun 27, 2022 05:33 PM IST
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HS Prannoy’s fine run at Indonesian Open ends in semi-finals

  • The 29-year-old’s hopes of crossing the last four stage of the Super 1000 event in his second attempt failed after a straight sets loss to China’s Zhao Jun Peng in Jakarta
India's H.S. Prannoy plays a shot against China's Zhao Jun Peng during their men's singles semifinal match (AP)
India's H.S. Prannoy plays a shot against China's Zhao Jun Peng during their men's singles semifinal match (AP)
Published on Jun 18, 2022 09:57 PM IST
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Indonesia Open 2022 Semi-final Highlights: HS Prannoy loses to Zhao Jun Peng

  • HS Prannoy vs Zhao Jun Peng, Indonesia Open 2022 semi-final Highlights: Prannoy loses to Jun Peng in straight games in the final four clash. Follow Highlights and updates of Badminton Match Live Today at Jakarta.
Indonesia Open 2022 Semi-final Highlights: India's HS Prannoy in action(AP)
Indonesia Open 2022 Semi-final Highlights: India's HS Prannoy in action(AP)
Updated on Jun 18, 2022 08:11 PM IST
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Prannoy storms into Indonesia Open semis

  • The only Indian left in the competition, Prannoy will next face Chinese world No 35 Zhao Jun Peng.
HS Prannoy(AP)
HS Prannoy(AP)
Published on Jun 17, 2022 09:46 PM IST
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Indonesia Open: Lakshya Sen, Srikanth bow out in first round

  • While world no. 8 Sen lost to compatriot H S Prannoy 10-21 9-21 in an all-India first round clash, world no. 11 Srikanth, who was making a comeback after nearly a month, was stunned by 41st ranked Brice Leverdez of France 21-23 10-21.
Lakshya Sen(AP)
Lakshya Sen(AP)
Published on Jun 15, 2022 11:32 PM IST
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PV Sindhu, Sai Praneeth crash out in first round of Indonesia Open

  • Seventh seed PV Sindhu lost 14-21, 18-21 to China's He Bing Jiao, thus crashing out of the tournament in the first round. 
The defeat at the Istora Gelora Bung Karno has affected Sindhu's preparations for the next month's Commonwealth Games(AP)
The defeat at the Istora Gelora Bung Karno has affected Sindhu's preparations for the next month's Commonwealth Games(AP)
Published on Jun 14, 2022 12:32 PM IST
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Indonesia Masters: Sindhu, Lakshya bow out; Indian challenge ends

Sindhu went down without a fight to her old foe Ratchanok Intanon 12-21, 10-21 in a match lasting a little over half an hour.
PV Sindhu of India(AP)
PV Sindhu of India(AP)
Updated on Jun 10, 2022 08:00 PM IST
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Indonesia Masters: Sindhu, Sen enter quarterfinals; Reddy-Ponappa pair exits 

Sindhu was made to toil hard for over an hour by Gregoria Mariska Tunjung of Indonesia before winning 23-21 20-22 21-11 in the second round.
PV Sindhu of India(India Open)
PV Sindhu of India(India Open)
Published on Jun 09, 2022 09:55 PM IST
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PV Sindhu, Lakshya Sen enter second round of Indonesia Masters Super 500

  • World championship bronze medallist Sen outwitted Denmark's Hans-Kristian Solberg Vittinghus, two-time Olympic medallist Sindhu had to toil hard to get the better off Line Christophersen of Denmark. 
Sindhu squandered a 3-0 lead but Line too couldn't grab the opportunity.(AP)
Sindhu squandered a 3-0 lead but Line too couldn't grab the opportunity.(AP)
Published on Jun 08, 2022 05:42 PM IST
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Teenaged shuttler Unnati the focus at KIYG

Unnati impressed everyone with her maturity and skills, becoming the youngest Indian to win a BWF Super 100 crown at the Odisha Open this year.
Unnati Hooda(File Photo)
Unnati Hooda(File Photo)
Published on Jun 04, 2022 11:45 PM IST
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Sindhu loses to Olympic champ Chen Yu Fei in Thai Open semis

  • Meeting after three years, the match didn’t go as anticipated and the Indian’s fightback in the second game could not turn the contest around in Bangkok.
The 26-year-old from Hyderabad had also lost to Chen the last time the two faced off at the 2019 BWF World Tour Finals(AP)
The 26-year-old from Hyderabad had also lost to Chen the last time the two faced off at the 2019 BWF World Tour Finals(AP)
Updated on May 21, 2022 06:23 PM IST
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Sindhu downs Yamaguchi, faces Olympic champ Chen in Thailand Open semis

The sixth seeded Indian prevailed 21-15 20-22 21-13 over second seeded Japanese in 51 minutes to set up a clash with Olympic champion Chen Yu Fei of China.
India's Sindhu V. Pusarla(AP)
India's Sindhu V. Pusarla(AP)
Updated on May 20, 2022 08:31 PM IST
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Srikanth out of Thailand Open after giving walkover in second round

Srikanth, seeded eighth, gave a walkover to his Irish rival Nhat Nguyen. The reason for his withdrawal is not yet known.
Kidambi Srikanth of India in action(AP)
Kidambi Srikanth of India in action(AP)
Published on May 19, 2022 06:29 PM IST
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Kidambi Srikanth on Thomas Cup win: The feeling hasn’t sunk in yet

Padma Shri Kidambi Srikanth is looking forward to eat home-cooked food made by his mother, and some biryani.
Kidambi Srikanth, along with HS Prannoy, was the senior-most member of the team that achieved the unprecedented glory in Bangkok on Sunday. (Photo: Revanth Reddy)
Kidambi Srikanth, along with HS Prannoy, was the senior-most member of the team that achieved the unprecedented glory in Bangkok on Sunday. (Photo: Revanth Reddy)
Updated on May 19, 2022 11:18 AM IST
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Kidambi Srikanth enters second round of Thailand Open

Srikanth, seeded eighth in the BWF Super 500 tournament, won the first round match 18-21 21-10 21-16 in 49 minutes.
India's Srikanth Kidambi(AP)
India's Srikanth Kidambi(AP)
Published on May 18, 2022 11:51 AM IST
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This time we really played as a team: Kidambi Srikanth

  • India’s first Thomas Cup triumph was a result of strong bonding and a genuine desire to succeed as a team, its seniormost--unbeaten through the campaign--member says
Indian badminton team celebrate after wining Thomas Cup.(Kidambi Srikanth Twitter)
Indian badminton team celebrate after wining Thomas Cup.(Kidambi Srikanth Twitter)
Published on May 17, 2022 06:14 PM IST
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Shuttling a new course to glory

Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy and Lakshya Sen had played earlier. So what was it about the team in Bangkok that spurred India to their maiden triumph in 32 editions?
Indian men's badminton team poses with the trophy after winning the Thomas Cup(BAI_Media/Twitter)
Indian men's badminton team poses with the trophy after winning the Thomas Cup(BAI_Media/Twitter)
Published on May 16, 2022 11:42 PM IST
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Food poisoning almost robbed Lakshya Sen of Thomas Cup glory

India's top singles player was poorly to start with, but didn't let three losses in a row affect him with a vital opening win in the final against Indonesia
Lakshya Sen in action at Thomas and Uber Cup in Bangkok(AP)
Lakshya Sen in action at Thomas and Uber Cup in Bangkok(AP)
Published on May 16, 2022 11:33 PM IST
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‘Everybody started to step in as everybody wanted to be part of this history’

HS Prannoy, whose last-gasp wins played a huge role in India’s Thomas Cup triumph, speaks about how the grand success was built on great team bonding
India shuttler HS Prannoy(Twitter/PRANNOYHSPRI)
India shuttler HS Prannoy(Twitter/PRANNOYHSPRI)
Published on May 16, 2022 09:47 PM IST
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Veteran India cricketer slams IAS officer’s ‘distasteful’ take on Thomas Cup win

The reaction by an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, who tried to add some humour to his tweet, didn't go well with the fans.
Indian men's badminton team poses with the trophy after winning the Thomas Cup(BAI_Media/Twitter)
Indian men's badminton team poses with the trophy after winning the Thomas Cup(BAI_Media/Twitter)
Updated on May 16, 2022 08:07 PM IST
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Chirag Shetty makes special request to Air India after historic Thomas Cup gold

Laskhya Sen, the doubles pair of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, and Kidambi Srikanth won their respective matches as India wrapped the five-round match early, winning it 3-0.
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy (L) and Chirag Shetty (2L) celebrate after defeating Denmark's Mathias Christiansen and Kim Astrup during the semifinals of the Thomas and Uber Cup(AFP)
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy (L) and Chirag Shetty (2L) celebrate after defeating Denmark's Mathias Christiansen and Kim Astrup during the semifinals of the Thomas and Uber Cup(AFP)
Published on May 16, 2022 06:18 PM IST
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This is as big as it gets in Indian sport: Pullela Gopichand

The chief national badminton coach says three strong singles players and a world-class doubles pair helped India end their wait for Thomas Cup glory
Pullela Gopichand at his badminton academy in Hyderabad.(Raj K Raj/HT File Photo)
Pullela Gopichand at his badminton academy in Hyderabad.(Raj K Raj/HT File Photo)
Published on May 16, 2022 12:20 AM IST
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Indian shuttlers claim the Cup that cheers the most

India win the Thomas Cup for the first time, upstaging odds-on favourites and holders Indonesia 3-0 in the best-of-five final tie in Bangkok on Sunday
Lakshya Sen reacts during the singles match against Indonesia's Anthony Ginting(AP)
Lakshya Sen reacts during the singles match against Indonesia's Anthony Ginting(AP)
Published on May 16, 2022 12:14 AM IST
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