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Bio-Secure Bubble & Strict Covid Protocols for India Open 2021

Publish Date: April 13, 2021 | Sandhya

India Open 2021 will be played within a bio-secure bubble and behind closed doors without any crowd or media presence, the Badminton Association of India was compelled to take this hard stance as the ...

06APR
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Insights

A New Scoring System, Demand for a Players’ Association - Lots to Ponder for BWF

Publish Date: April 06, 2021 | Editor

Sport is a dynamic paradigm and ever so often it is required to evolve, and change based on the audience it serves or hopes to serve. About a decade and half ago, cricket went through this change with...

30MAR
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Para Badminton

Third Dubai Para Badminton International Championships Kicks-Off Today

Publish Date: March 30, 2021 | Sandhya

A strong Indian contingent led by world champions Pramod Bhagat and Manasi Joshi will feature in the Third Dubai Para Badminton International Championships to get underway in Dubai from later this aft...

27MAR
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International

Krishna Prasad/Vishnu Vardhan in Men’s Doubles Finals at Orleans Masters

Publish Date: March 27, 2021 | Sandhya

Krishna Prasad Garaga & Vishnu Vardhan Goud reached their maiden Super 100 Final with an emphatic win over Callum Hemming & Steven Stallwood in Orleans France. Opening the proceedings on Court...

26MAR
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International

Saina, Sikki/Ashwini in Semis, Srikanth Bows Out – QF Round-up from Orleans Masters

Publish Date: March 26, 2021 | Sandhya

Some heartwarming performances, punctuated by a few heartbreaking losses, quarterfinals day at the Orleans Masters 100 was a bit of a rollercoaster ride for the Indian fans as Saina Nehwal, Sikki-Ashw...

25MAR
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Srikanth, Saina Move into the QFs of the Orleans Masters in France

Publish Date: March 25, 2021 | Sandhya

The second-round action at the Orleans Masters in France, produced a mixed bag of results for the Indian contingent, while some comprehensive wins gave plenty to cheer for the fans, some close fights ...

24MAR
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Sikki, Ashwini Lead India’s Charge in Orleans

Publish Date: March 24, 2021 | Sandhya

Sikki Reddy & Ashwini Ponnappa both won two matches apiece as the Indian contingent made steady progress at the Orleans Masters 2021 in France. The doubles specialists won their respective mixed d...

18MAR
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International

Day 1 Review of the Indian Team Performance at All England 2021

Publish Date: March 18, 2021 | Sandhya

As chaos and confusion reigned at the opening day of the All England Badminton Open Championships 2021, the Indian team produced some fine performances led by PV Sindhu, Sai Praneeth, Satwik/Chirag, S...

16MAR
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Interviews

Shikha/Ashwini Set for Big Stage Debut at All England Open

Publish Date: March 16, 2021 | Editor

There’s always a sense of anticipation and excitement to watch young talent emerge on the big stage, and in badminton there isn’t quite anything bigger than the All-England Open Badminton Championship...

07MAR
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International

Carolina Marin Scales the Swiss Summit, Wins Third Title of 2021

Publish Date: March 07, 2021 | Sandhya

Carolina Marin produced a stunning display of power and precision hitting, as she swept aside reigning world champion PV Sindhu to register her third tournament win of the year. This was a much-antici...

05MAR
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Sindhu, Srikanth, Satwik/Chirag Advance into the Swiss Semifinals

Publish Date: March 05, 2021 | Sandhya

PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth advanced into semi-finals of the Swiss Open 2021 with straight games wins in their respective quarter-finals matchups while, Satwik Sairaj/Chirag Shetty came back from a...

03MAR
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International

Satwik Continues to Shine, Sikki/Ashwini Also in Rd 2, Saina Loses Tough Match

Publish Date: March 03, 2021 | Sandhya

Day 2 of the Swiss Open 2021, provided a mixed bag of events as some stellar performances were accompanied by some difficult loses as well. Kidambi Srikanth started off proceedings against countryman ...

02MAR
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In Focus

Sindhu Returns to Switzerland With Plenty to Prove

Publish Date: March 02, 2021 | Editor

Sometime in the afternoon today, PV Sindhu will open her Swiss Open 2021 campaign against Neslihan Yigit of Turkey at the St Jakobshalle Arena in Basel. And as she does so, she isn’t just going to be ...

02MAR
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International

Satwik & Ashwini Take Basel by Storm, On Day 1 of the Swiss Open

Publish Date: March 02, 2021 | Sandhya

Satwik Sairaj Rankireddy/Ashwini Ponnappa caused the biggest upset of a truncated day one at the Swiss Open 2021, defeating a much-fancied Indonesian pair 21-18 21-10 in 38 minutes of breathtaking bad...

01MAR
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Swiss Open 2021 Kicks-Off in Basel Today

Publish Date: March 01, 2021 | Sandhya

With the Swiss Open 2021 kicking off in Basel from today, there’s both a buzz as well as a sense of anxiety about the badminton world. The Olympic qualifications are getting ever so tighter, whilst so...

01MAR
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International

Indian Team in Basel for Swiss Open 2021

Publish Date: March 01, 2021 | Sandhya

The Indian team contingent touched down in Basel and have commenced preparation for the upcoming Swiss Open. The team consisting of PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth and doubles specialists Sikki Reddy/Ashw...

23FEB
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International

Kirsty Gilmour launches badminton-focussed social enterprise in Scotland

Publish Date: February 23, 2021 | Sandhya

Kirsty Gilmour is expected to make her much-awaited return from injury at the Swiss Open in Basel, Switzerland, but the Scottish veteran is drawing up much longer term plans already. The Olympian rece...

23FEB
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International

Tough Draw Awaits Indian Contingent at the All England Championships

Publish Date: February 23, 2021 | Sandhya

World #1 Kento Momota is ranked the number one seed for the Men’s Singles at the Yonex All England Badminton Championships 2021, with Viktor Axelsen drawn in the bottom half of the draw. Momota w...

23FEB
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Off-Court

Two Years Down, a Lifetime to go – Sikki & Sumeeth Talk About Two Years of Married Life

Publish Date: February 23, 2021 | Editor

Sweating it out on their respective courts at the Pullela Gopichand Badminton Academy, it would hardly look like one of India’s top badminton pair Sikki Reddy and B Sumeeth Reddy are celebrating their...

12FEB
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Interviews

Intensity in Our Training Has Definitely Gone Up, A Quick Catch-up With Satwik & Chirag

Publish Date: February 12, 2021 | Editor

There’s quite the buzz with the Indian doubles teams at the Pullela Gopichand Academy. Watching the session from the sidelines, the step up in intensity and focus is unmistakable as the new Indian dou...

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