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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

Prakash Padukone’s commandments: Focus on results, not rankings; find youngsters who are physically gifted
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Prakash Padukone’s commandments: Focus on results, not rankings; find youngsters who are physically gifted

Prakash Padukone’s commandments for Indian badminton: Focus on results, not rankings; find youngsters who are physically gifted; hire full-time professionals to work at BAI.

Resumption of domestic badminton season in India derailed again due to COVID-19
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Resumption of domestic badminton season in India derailed again due to COVID-19

The first senior tournament (both men and women) was scheduled to be held from 27 August to 3 September, while the second event was supposed to be staged from 4 to 11 September and would have marked the resumption of the domestic season after a gap of more than one-and-a-half years.

India to host 2026 BWF World Badminton Championships
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India to host 2026 BWF World Badminton Championships

"Indian Badminton has seen great success with two successive medals coming from Olympics and with this latest news of the World Championships is the right stimulant for the game," BAI general secretary Ajay Singhania said.

Shuttlers B Sai Praneeth and Kidambi Srikanth nominated for Khel Ratna by BAI
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Shuttlers B Sai Praneeth and Kidambi Srikanth nominated for Khel Ratna by BAI

The Badminton Association of India (BAI) nominated HS Prannoy, Pranav Jerry Chopra and Sameer Verma for the Arjuna honour.

BAI asks state units to vaccinate players and officials for resumption of domestic season
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BAI asks state units to vaccinate players and officials for resumption of domestic season

According to the guidelines of the BAI, players above the age of 18, coaches, technical officials, organising team and staff need to be fully vaccinated and are required to carry their certificates with valid barcodes.

BAI president Himanta Biswa Sarma elected to BWF Council
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BAI president Himanta Biswa Sarma elected to BWF Council

Sarma, who is also the Vice President of Badminton Asia, got 236 votes as 31 members contested for 20 places in the Council at the virtual AGM and election of the sport's global governing body.

India Open badminton tournament postponed indefinitely after recent COVID-19 surge
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India Open badminton tournament postponed indefinitely after recent COVID-19 surge

The India Open badminton tournament, slated to be held at the Indira Gandhi Stadium in New Delhi from 11-16 May, has been postponed owing to rising COVID-19 cases in the city, BAI announced on Monday.

BAI postpones all domestic tournaments as India reels under second wave of COVID-19 cases
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BAI postpones all domestic tournaments as India reels under second wave of COVID-19 cases

In its communications to all affiliated state units, BAI secretary Ajay Kumar Singhania wrote that the prevailing situation has forced them to take such a step.

Thailand Open 2021: ‘Withdrawn’, ‘COVID-positive’ Saina Nehwal reinstated; to play first round match on Wednesday evening
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Thailand Open 2021: ‘Withdrawn’, ‘COVID-positive’ Saina Nehwal reinstated; to play first round match on Wednesday evening

After testing positive for COVID-19, Saina Nehwal was told that she, along with husband Parupalli Kashyap and HS Prannoy, would be moved immediately to a hospital, only for her to test negative hours later.

BAI cautions players, coaches, technical staff against participation in unauthorised events
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BAI cautions players, coaches, technical staff against participation in unauthorised events

The federation said that strict action will be taken against its registered players, coaches, or technical staff if they participate in any unauthorised league or tournament in any part of the country.

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.

Same crime, different punishment: BAI's disparate appraisal of Srikanth Kidambi, HS Prannoy for top sports awards
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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
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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.

'This country is a joke': HS Prannoy disappointed after being overlooked for Arjuna Award nomination once again
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'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
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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
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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.

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: Badminton Association of India postpones Senior National Championships in wake of COVID-19
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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.