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National ranking tournaments till March 2022 to be considered as selection events for trials, says BAI
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National ranking tournaments till March 2022 to be considered as selection events for trials, says BAI

The domestic badminton season will start with two All India senior ranking tournaments in December after a gap of almost 20 months due to the coronavirus pandemic

National Sports Awards 2020: BAI congratulates former and current shuttlers nominated for various awards
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National Sports Awards 2020: BAI congratulates former and current shuttlers nominated for various awards

Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy have been picked for the Arjuna award, while the Dhyan Chand Award will be conferred on former shuttlers Pradeep Gandhe, Trupti Murgunde and Satyaprakash Tiwari, with Gaurav Khanna getting the Dronacharya Award

Telangana shuttlers to resume training on 1 July if government allows BAI to organise camp in Hyderabad
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Telangana shuttlers to resume training on 1 July if government allows BAI to organise camp in Hyderabad

With COVID-19 cases surging in Hyderabad, the Telangana government as a precautionary measure extended the lockdown till 30 June but it meant the return to sport got further delayed for the top players in the state.

Pullela Gopichand recommends Indian shuttler HS Prannoy for Arjuna Award after BAI snub
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Pullela Gopichand recommends Indian shuttler HS Prannoy for Arjuna Award after BAI snub

It has emerged now that Prannoy was recommended by Gopichand on 3 June in his capacity as a Khel Ratna Award recipient.

BAI recommends Kidambi Srikanth for Khel Ratna after shuttler's apology, sends show-cause letter to HS Prannoy
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BAI recommends Kidambi Srikanth for Khel Ratna after shuttler's apology, sends show-cause letter to HS Prannoy

Earlier, on disciplinary grounds, the BAI did not nominate World No. 14 Srikanth and 28th ranked Prannoy for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and Arjuna Award respectively.

Indian men's doubles pair Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy wait for new foreign coach
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Indian men's doubles pair Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy wait for new foreign coach

Chirag said the Olympics postponement will now give them more time to deal with the departure of Flandy Limpele, who was specifically hired to prepare them for the Tokyo Games

Coronavirus Outbreak: BAI urges players, officials to keep ‘positive frame of mind’, stay at home as India goes into lockdown
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Coronavirus Outbreak: BAI urges players, officials to keep ‘positive frame of mind’, stay at home as India goes into lockdown

BAI has urged its players and officials to "keep a positive frame of mind" and "stay home" to contribute in the fight against the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic, which has resulted in a nationwide lockdown.

All England Championships 2020: HS Prannoy, Chirag Shetty/Satwiksairaj Rankireddy among shuttlers to pull out over coronavirus threat
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All England Championships 2020: HS Prannoy, Chirag Shetty/Satwiksairaj Rankireddy among shuttlers to pull out over coronavirus threat

The season's first World Tour Super 1000 tournament, the prestigious All England Championships, which counts towards qualification for Tokyo 2020 begins on 11 March

BAI sign three-year sponsorship deal worth Rs 75 crore with sports equipment manufacturer Yonex Sunrise
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BAI sign three-year sponsorship deal worth Rs 75 crore with sports equipment manufacturer Yonex Sunrise

Yonex Sunrise will hold title sponsorship rights for all tournaments held under the aegis of the Badminton Association of India (BAI) for the next three years.