Tokyo Olympics 2020: Former bronze medal winner Karnam Malleswari says 'all athletes should give trials' ahead of Games
The first Indian woman to win a medal at the Olympics, Malleswari also said she is hoping for a good showing by weightlifter Mirabai Chanu in Tokyo
Saina and Lee Chong Wei were not part of the auction on Monday as they were sold in a closed-door auction in which five franchises bid USD 100,000
Indian Badminton League will be a 15-day affair from January 2-17, featuring six teams which will battle it out in the USD 1 million competition.
The Chennai team will replace Pune Pistons, which was owned by Dabur India Limited in the first IBL.
After much dilly-dally, the second edition of the Indian Badminton League (IBL) is all set to roll out with the Badminton Association of India (BAI) promising a heavy dose of glitz and glamour in the much-awaited tournament scheduled to be held in January next year.
The promoters of the Indian Badminton League (IBL), Sporty Solutionz, are considering legal action against Badminton Association of India in the wake of reports that BAI has terminated the tournament agreement with them.
India have been slotted with Malaysia, South Korea and Germany for the Thomas Cup to be held from May 18-25.
BAI was planning to hold the second edition from September 30 to October 15.
The Denmark Open Super Series tournament is scheduled from October 14-19.
BAI General Secretary, Vijay Sinha said: "The final decision will be taken within a week after a meeting with the IBL governing council."
BAI president Akhilesh Das Gupta directed IBL's commercial partner Sporty Solutionz to ensure the players' payments are released immediately.
In this interview, he talks about everything — ranging from his coaching style, the challenges India faces as they rise in the sport and most importantly, his quest for the next Gopichand.
The Badminton Association of India (BAI) had ruled out considering Jwala for selection in any international events in the next one month.
Asking the panel to submit a report within a month, the BAI said till that time Jwala, who will be served another showcause notice, will not be considered for any national or international matches.
In a surprise decision, the Badminton Association of India's disciplinary committee recommended a life ban on Jwala for trying to stop some players of her franchise Krrish Delhi Smashers from playing a match.
A controversy had erupted during the August 25 tie when Delhi smashers had threatened to pull out against Banga Beats.
The teams’ league encounter was a closely fought one. Despite Saina beating Sindhu, Awadhe won that match 3-2 and have a good chance of lifting the trophy, especially given the form of their men’s doubles and mixed doubles teams.
World No 10 Sindhu gave flawless performance as she defeated veteran Baun 21-16 21-13 to level proceedings after world No 1 Lee Chong Wei drew first blood for Mumbai outfit, thrashing talented Guru Sai Dutt 21-15 21-7.
Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk of the Hotshots gave his team a 1-0 lead by beating Beats icon player Parupalli Kashyap 21-20, 21-18 in a close men's singles tie.