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.
It has emerged now that Prannoy was recommended by Gopichand on 3 June in his capacity as a Khel Ratna Award recipient.
Same crime, different punishment: BAI's disparate appraisal of Srikanth Kidambi, HS Prannoy for top sports awards
Frankly speaking, there is a lot of merit in Prannoy’s rant against the BAI. He should, by rights, have been nominated for the Arjuna Award in 2018 or 2019. His misfortune lies in the fact that Sameer Verma’s claim this year appears a mite stronger, and the ageing Thiruvananthapuram player may just have missed the boat in the stakes of having the coveted statuette adorn his mantelpiece.
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.
'This country is a joke': HS Prannoy disappointed after being overlooked for Arjuna Award nomination once again
HS Prannoy let his frustration show after not being nominated for the national sports awards for a second year running.
India's national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand says 'athlete-centric' funding model doesn't benefit sport
Gopichand made the assertion while addressing a special online session organised by the Sports Authority of India for its newly-appointed Assistant Directors
Coronavirus Outbreak: Badminton Association of India hold first-ever online coach development programme
The Badminton Association of India (BAI) in collaboration with the Sports Authority of India (SAI) on Monday launched an online coach development programme, under the leadership of chief national coach Pullela Gopichand.
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: Badminton Association of India postpones Senior National Championships in wake of COVID-19
The Badminton Association of India on Wednesday postponed the 84th Senior Badminton National Championships scheduled to be held in Lucknow from 27 April to 3 May after the government put the country under lockdown till 14 April to combat the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic.
The 84th Senior Badminton National Championships scheduled to be held in Lucknow from April 27 to May 3 has been put on hold due to the dreaded COVD-19 pandemic, Badminton Association of India (BAI) said on Tuesday.
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.
Coronavirus pandemic: Badminton Association of India shuts down office, asks employees to work from home
The Badminton Association of India (BAI) on Friday announced its office will shut down from 23 March owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Doubles coach Flandy Limpele latest to resign from Indian badminton set-up in build-up to Games
Limpele, who was hired by the Badminton Association of India to replace Malaysia's Tan Kim Her, has played a crucial role in Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy's rise
Centre asks Badminton federation to provide clarity on health status of Chinese shuttlers participating in India Open
Badminton Association of India is optimistic about China's participation in the India Open despite fears surrounding the coronavirus as Chinese shuttlers were in quarantine for almost a fortnight in Europe
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Indonesian coach Agus Dwi Santoso to assist India singles badminton players for mega event
Santoso comes in after the unceremonious exit of South Korea's Kim Ji Hyun, who left abruptly last September after guiding Sindhu to an unprecedented World Championships gold medal.
BAI is optimistic about China's participation in the India Open in March despite the fears surrounding the deadly coronavirus as Chinese shuttlers are in quarantine for almost a fortnight in Europe.
Badminton Association of India restructures domestic set-up with new Rs 2 crore-worth multi-level tournament
The decision to restructure the domestic badminton tournament set-up was taken at the Executive Council meeting of BAI on Sunday.
PBL 2020: World No 11 B Sai Praneeth says India's second string players, juniors not getting enough support from badminton association
As for his assessment of the competition in men’s singles which he’s likely to face at the Tokyo Olympics, Sai Praneeth, who’s the frontrunner from India to qualify, said that there won’t be any easy winners
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Satwiksairaj-Chirag need to work on defence to win medal at Games, says doubles coach Flandy Limpele
Doubles specialist coach Flandy Limpele believes that the men's pairing of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty can deliver India's first doubles medal at Tokyo Olympics provided they strengthen their defence and work on overall consistency.
Hong Kong Open exit proves Kidambi Srikanth is yet to find form which helped him to four Superseries titles in 2017
Srikanth has seen his BWF (Badminton World Federation) ranking drop steadily from the pinnacle of the charts last year to a present level of World No 13