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India’s U-17 shuttlers brushing shoulders with PBL’s best

The Premier Badminton League (PBL) has a new feature this season. All teams have selected an u-17 Indian player who gets to be with the team for the entire season. “It’s a special experience,” says Vijay Prabhakar, owner of...

Coronavirus: Fresh concerns over India Open badminton

Delhi government’s decision to ban all sports activities due to the novel coronavirus pandemic has raised fresh doubts over the fate of India Open badminton, a crucial event in the Tokyo Olympics qualification cycle.The $400,000 Super 500 event was...

India Open to go ahead without spectators due to coronavirus outbreak

The India Open, a crucial event for Tokyo Olympic qualification, will be held without any spectators due to the global novel coronavirus outbreak, the Badminton Association of India (BAI) said on Wednesday.The Super 500 tournament was under threat in...

India Open in doubt; players scrap Swiss Open plans amid Covid-19 cancellations

The Delhi government's decision on Friday to ban all sports activities and gatherings of more than 200 people in the state as a preventive measure against the coronavirus pandemic has put the conduct of the India Open in doubt....

Hope Sindhu-Marin rivalry lasts forever, says Fernando Rivas

Fernando Rivas, the coach of reigning Olympic and former world champion Carolina Marin for about a decade, said it would be unwise to write off Chinese domination in world badminton.“I look at that only as a gap. They are...

Allow Olympic-bound Indian athletes to train: Vimal Kumar

With the COVID-19 pandemic halting all sports activities, India’s former badminton chief national coach Vimal Kumar on Tuesday urged the government to allow the Olympic-bound athletes to continue their training after conducting the required tests.Following the respective directives of...

Saina at 30 Kashyap celebrates wife greatest hits from Philipinnes to Gold Coast

Saina Nehwal spent her birthday evening on Tuesday lifting weights at a joint gym session with husband and fellow badminton player, Parupalli Kashyap. For a couple whose lives are wound tightly around sport, it doesn't strike as a particularly...

All England: Ashwini-Sikki bow out in straight-game loss

Indian women’s doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy bowed out of the All England Championship after suffering a straight-game loss in the second round of the competition, here.World no. 29 Ashwini and Sikki lost 13-21, 14-21...

Orleans Masters cancelled due to coronavirus pandemic

Orleans Masters badminton tournament later this month, where six Indians were to participate, was on Friday cancelled due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, joining a growing list of Olympic qualifying events which were affected by the virus spread.“Due to...

All England Open – Sindhu advances to quarterfinals

Mar 12, 2020ESPN staffPV Sindhu defeated South Korea's Sung Ji Hyun in straight games to advance to the quarterfinals of the All England Open in Birmingham on Thursday. Sindhu won 21-19, 21-14 in 49 minutes.Meanwhile, Lakshya Sen, the only...

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