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Peter Gade: Gains of Indian badminton has been huge

Peter Gade is one of the most successful badminton players ever to have graced the sport. The Dane won 22 World Tour titles, bagged the All England Open title in 1999, won five European titles and clinched five World...

Pullela Gopichand to continue as coach, says players need him

Chief national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand, on Wednesday, said the reason he continues to coach is that the players need him and there is still no succession plan in place.“Well, to be honest, the reason why I continue to...

Premier Badminton League 2020 to begin from January 20

The fifth edition of the Premier Badminton League (PBL) will start from January 20, 2020 and will continue till February 9.The league owned by Badminton Association of India and organized by Sportzlive -- the official license holders under the aegis of...

US Olympic chiefs to decertify USA Badminton

United States Olympic chiefs on Tuesday moved to strip USA Badminton of its governing body status after it failed to implement a range of reforms recommended in a 2018 audit.United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee chief executive Sarah Hirshland...

Hong Kong Open: P. V. Sindhu, Prannoy move into 2nd round

India's P.V. Sindhu secured her place in the second round of the Hong Kong Open Super 500 tournament with a straight-games victory over Kim Ga Eun. Having come into the tourney after a disappointing run of defeats, Sindhu faced...

Saina Nehwal crashes out of Hong Kong Open to Cai Yan Yan

Saina Nehwal crashed out of the Hong Kong Open with a straight games defeat to China's Cai Yan Yan on Wednesday. This is the Indian's second consecutive opening round defeat to the Chinese, having also gone down in straight...

BWF rankings: Sai Praneeth in top 10, Srikanth slips to 13th

Indian shuttler B. Sai Praneeth jumped one spot to 10th while Kidambi Srikanth slipped three places to be at 13th in the latest BWF rankings issued on Tuesday.Sai Praneeth, who had won bronze at the World Championships in August,...

Hong Kong Open badminton begins despite city protests

Badminton’s Hong Kong Open began on Tuesday despite fresh pro-democracy protests across the financial hub with a number of the city’s players qualifying for the main draw to delight their home fans. The badminton showpiece is one of the...

Hong Kong Open: Satwiksairaj, Ashwini advance to second round

Indian pair Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa advanced to the mixed doubles' second round of the Hong Kong Open 2019 on Tuesday. The pair beat Thailand's Nipitphon Phuangphuapet and Savitree Amitrapai in the round of 32 fixture 16-21, 21-19,...

Hong Kong Open: Sourabh Verma through to main draw

Sourabh Verma registered a straight-games win in his qualification match at the Hong Kong Open on Tuesday. He got the better of Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk 21-15, 21-19.The match started on an even footing, with Tanongsak replying every time the Indian...

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