Thailand Open 2021: ‘Withdrawn’, ‘COVID-positive’ Saina Nehwal reinstated; to play first round match on Wednesday evening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.
With Olympic qualifications in mind, the Badminton Association of India (BAI) on Monday announced a strong eight-member squad to participate in the three upcoming tournaments, scheduled in January.
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.
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
The men's doubles pair is currently apart with Shetty at his home in Mumbai and Rankireddy lodged at his base in Amalapuram in Andhra Pradesh.
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.
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty and men's singles player Sameer Verma were on Tuesday recommended for the Arjuna award
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
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.
Coronavirus pandemic: BAI apprises BWF on travel advisory issued by New Delhi as doubts over India Open persist
BAI has apprised the BWF on the latest travel advisory issued by the government, which might affect the India Open Super 500 tournament, a crucial event for the Tokyo Olympic qualification.
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
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
Justice Arun Mishra's 'effusive praise and adulation' for Modi dilutes perception of independence of judiciary, says Bar Association of India
The Bar Association of India (BAI) has expressed concern and dismay over the use of 'effusive terms of praise and adulation' by Supreme Court Judge Justice Arun Mishra for Prime Minister Narendra Modi.