PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal to compete for first time since COVID-19 in Thailand

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India’s prime shuttlers PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal might be seen in motion for the primary time for the reason that coronavirus-forced break after they compete in three upcoming tournaments in Bangkok, together with the celebrated BWF World Tour Finals.

With Olympic qualifications in thoughts, the Badminton Affiliation of India (BAI) on Monday introduced a robust eight-member squad to take part within the three upcoming tournaments, scheduled in January.

The staff, consisting of Olympic-bound shuttlers Sindhu, Saina, B Sai Praneeth, Kidambi Srikanth, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Chirag Shetty, Ashwini Ponappa and N Sikki Reddy, will start their marketing campaign with Yonex Thailand Open from January 12-17.

That might be adopted by Toyota Thailand Open (January 19-24) and the celebrated HSBC BWF World Tour Finals which is rescheduled for January 27-31.

After the coronavirus outbreak in March disrupted the sporting world leading to cancellation or postponement of a variety of tournaments, this would be the first time that prime Indian gamers, other than Srikanth, will characteristic in any worldwide event.

The previous World No. 1, Srikanth had made a comeback when he performed the Denmark Open in October.

“We’re very blissful to see badminton lastly getting again on the courtroom. It provides us hope that tournaments can finally make a gentle comeback in close to future. Most of our gamers have not performed tournaments within the final 7-Eight months,” BAI basic secretary Ajay Singhania stated.

“Nevertheless, they’ve been coaching to the perfect of their skills on the camp. The aim of sending a full-strength staff in these tournaments in order that gamers can get the much-needed event follow forward of the Olympic qualifiers,” he added.

The staff can even be accompanied by singles international coaches Agus Dwi Santoso and Park Tae Sang and doubles coach Dwi Kristiawan alongside assist workers consisting of Kiran Challagundla, Johnson, Evangelina Baddam and M Srikanth.

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