The 88-year-old, who won over 100 national and international titles in his career, was suffering from age-related ailments
All England Open 2021: PV Sindhu’s never-say-die spirit lands her quarter-final win over Akane Yamaguchi
Sindhu rallied from a one-game deficit to pip Yamaguchi by a 16-21, 21-16, 21-19 scoreline, barging into the semi-finals of the All England Open.
All England Open 2021: PV Sindhu, Lakshya Sen into quarters; Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Ashwini Ponnappa lose
Sindhu, the reigning world champion, recorded a dominant 21-8, 21-8 win over Denmark's Line Christophersen in a completely lop-sided second-round match.
All England Open 2021: 'Significant' COVID positive results force delayed start to badminton's showpiece event
"The Badminton World Federation and Badminton England can confirm that a significant number of COVID-19 tests conducted for participating teams at the All England Championships were deemed 'inconclusive' and as a result, the samples will be rerun," said a BWF statement.
India's foreign coach Mathais Boe said, "I find it completely absurd how this can happen, since we have been isolated in Zurich since the Swiss Open started two weeks ago. We have been tested five times in 14 days and all tests have been negative."
With just a day remaining for the start of the main round of the All England Championships, Indian badminton star Saina Nehwal took to social media to express her dismay at being kept quarantined in her hotel room in Birmingham for over two days
The 19-year-old, who claimed five titles in the senior circuit in 2019 including two BWF World Tour Super 100 top honours SaarLorLux Open and Dutch Open, has been advised rest by doctors after he suffered a back injury.
Pullela Gopichand interview: National badminton coach on changing mindset of Indians, need for on-court arrogance and formula for success
Pullela Gopichand spoke about how the Indian shuttlers' mindset has evolved over the decades, finding the formula for success, and needing on-court arrogance to succeed at the world stage.
Coronavirus Outbreak: India's World No 27 Lakshya Sen laments halt in stunning form due to COVID-19 shutdown
With the world in lockdown to contain the deadly disease, Lakshya too is enduring the uncertain times within the confines of his apartment, near the Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy in Bengaluru
Coronavirus Outbreak: Badminton World Federation 'disappointed' with players doubting its motives in going ahead with All England Championships
The players had slammed BWF for taking the deadly disease too lightly and putting their lives at risk by going ahead with the prestigious tournament two weeks ago
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Here's why Saina Nehwal's quest to make fourth Olympic appearance has suddenly become all the more difficult
The suspension of the BWF World Tour, and uncertainty over a fresh date for the India Open, has made Saina’s task of displaying her longevity and sustained excellence by playing in her third Olympics all that more difficult
All England Championships 2020: Viktor Axelsen wins maiden trophy in Birmingham; Tai Tzu Ying clinches women's title
Viktor Axelsen claimed his maiden men's singles title at the All England Championship, while two-time former winner Tai Tzu Ying regained the women's singles crown on Sunday.
Coronavirus pandemic: Sports minister Kiren Rijiju says he urged PV Sindhu to continue playing All England Championships
Wary of the novel COVID-19 threat, top shuttler PV Sindhu on Thursday called up Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju from the United Kingdom, seeking his suggestion on whether to continue playing in the All England Championships.
Coronavirus pandemic: Top Indian shuttlers join Denmark's Hans-Kristian Vittinghus, slam BWF for going ahead with tournaments
The Badminton World Federation has maintained that it has no plans to make any adjustments to the regulations related to the Tokyo Games qualification period and that other events will go as per schedule
All England Championships 2020: Tough draws for PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal amidst reduced participation in tournament with coronavirus threat
Reigning world champion PV Sindhu will lead a substantially truncated Indian squad to the prestigious All England Badminton Championships that get under way at the Arena Birmingham on Wednesday.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Coronavirus affecting preparations, but Indian athletes hopeful of Games being on time
The novel coronavirus outbreak has affected their Olympic preparations but India's top athletes like PV Sindhu and Bajrang Punia say they are optimistic about the quadrennial event going ahead as scheduled despite the current health crisis.
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
Japan's Kento Momota ruled out for three months following eye surgery, set to miss All England Championships
Momota, one of Japan’s major hopes for a gold medal at this year’s Tokyo Olympics, also suffered facial lacerations and a nasal fracture when the van he was travelling in crashed into a truck on 13 January, killing the van driver.
Lee was very much his own man, and crystal-clear in his mind as to the style and quantum of training that suited him best.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Saina Nehwal predicts competition at next year's Games to be tougher than previous three editions
India's ace shuttler Saina Nehwal says the badminton competition at next year's Olympics will be tougher than the last three Games and she is working on fitness and improving her game in the run-up to the showpiece event in Tokyo.