Olympic silver-medallist PV Sindhu says in cryptic post she's retiring from 'current sense of unrest'
As per the statement posted by Sindhu, she’s not retiring from the sport, but rather from the “current sense of unrest” that the COVID-19 pandemic has presented.
The twice-postponed Thomas and Uber Cups, the men's and women's world team championships, will be the first international tournaments since the pandemic brought badminton to a halt in March.
Indonesia, 13-time former champions, and six-time former winner Japan will headline as the top seeds for the Thomas Cup and Uber Cup respectively.
Badminton's greatest rivalry meets its inevitable end as Lin Dan follows Lee Chong Wei into retirement
Lin Dan, known for his ability to suddenly up the ante in the middle of a match, won two Olympics gold medals, won the World Championships five times and the prestigious All-England crown on six occasions
The doubles record of the Ghosh brothers is exemplary. They were indisputably the best Indian doubles combination during the 1960s, reaching the National final on each and every occasion between 1963 and 1970, and winning the crown five times together.
Iskandar Zulkarnain punished by Badminton Association of Malsysia for smoking in hotel room during Thomas Cup
Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin was fined 50 percent of his monthly allowance for lighting up in his hotel room at last month's Thomas Cup in Bangkok, where Malaysia crashed out in the quarter-finals.
China, which boasts some of the world's best players, was the tournament favourite despite not having secured the championship since 2012.
After going down 1-4 to Canada in the opening match, Saina and Co. seemed to get their act together as they won all the matches, except the first women's doubles.
Thomas and Uber Cup: B Sai Praneeth lone positive as India's male shuttlers lose to France in opener
World No 18 B Sai Praneeth gave India a positive start, defeating France's Brice Leverdez 21-7, 21-18 to take a 1-0 lead but none of the other players could step up when it mattered.
Thomas and Uber Cup: With likes of Kidambi Srikanth and PV Sindhu missing, Indian shuttlers face Herculean task
In the absence of Kidambi Srikanth, PV Sindhu, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and N Sikki Reddy, the chances of Indian shuttlers progressing beyond the quarter-final stage in Thomas or Uber Cup seem remote.
Chen Long, Lin Dan and Liu Xuerui among Chinese big guns to descend on Bangkok for Thomas and Uber Cup
China's bid to retain the Uber Cup has been boosted by the return from long-term injury of former World No 1 and London 2012 Olympic gold medallist Liu Xuerui.
Zulfadli Zulkiffli, 25, was banned this week and fined $25,000 after the sport's world governing body ruled that he had engaged in corrupt practices dating back to 2013.
Lee Chong Wei claims he was approached by badminton match-fixer in past amid investigation of Malaysian shuttlers
Lee Chong Wei has revealed he once rejected an offer by a match-fixer and said he was "ashamed" two fellow Malaysian badminton players were under investigation over alleged fixing, a report said on Wednesday.
Asia Team Badminton Championships: China to face Indonesia in men's final; Japan, China in women's title clash
China stormed into the Asia Team Championship final where they will face Indonesia after they defeated Malaysia 3-1 in the semi-finals
Srikanth easily outplayed Shaheed Hussein Zayan 21-5, 21-6 in the first singles badminton match, before B Sai Praneeth got the better of Ahmed Nibal 21-10, 21-4.
Srikanth had suffered an abdominal muscle strain during the PBL forcing him to skip the Indonesia Masters which was supposed to kick start his campaign in the new season.
World Badminton Championships 2017: Can Lee Chong Wei end Lin Dan hoodoo as epic rivalry nears conclusion
There is no one in badminton who understands the complex vagaries of sport better than Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei.
World Badminton Championships 2017: Victor Axelsen considers Kidambi Srikanth a threat to title hopes
Olympic bronze medallist Viktor Axelsen feels India's Kidambi Srikanth along with legendary Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan will pose serious threats to his World Championship title dream.
HS Prannoy notched up a thrilling three-game win over Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap in an all-Indian final to clinch the $120,000 US Open Grand Prix Gold on Sunday.
Men's singles World No.1 Chong Wei is a great of the sport but still has not been able to earn the top prize in any of badminton's majors, be it the Olympics, World Championships, Thomas Cup or the Sudirman Cup.