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Better than not playing at all: Axelsen on closed door tournaments

Better than not playing at all: Axelsen on closed door tournaments

New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) The lack of fans in the stadium during tournaments will make them feel "a bit like a practice session" according to Danish world no.3 badminton star Viktor Axelsen."It's going to be a completely different experience. I haven't played a tournament without fans in a very long ...

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Hyderabad Open cancelled due to COVID-19 crisis, confirms BWF

Hyderabad Open cancelled due to COVID-19 crisis, confirms BWF

New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) The Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Thursday announced that Hyderabad Open has been cancelled in the wake of coronavirus pandemic that continues to create havoc around the globe.The tournament was part of the revamped calendar put forward by BWF last month and it was sch...

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Prannoy slams BAI over Arjuna Award snub, finds support from Kashyap

Prannoy slams BAI over Arjuna Award snub, finds support from Kashyap

New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) Indian shuttler HS Prannoy has questioned the criteria for Arjuna Award selection, saying players who have won nothing have been recommended for the national awards by the Badminton Association of India (BAI) instead of those with medals in Commonwealth Games and Asian Champ...

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Chirag, Rankireddy, Sameer recommended for Arjuna Award

Chirag, Rankireddy, Sameer recommended for Arjuna Award

New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) Ace doubles pair Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty and singles star Sameer Verma have been recommended by the Badminton Association of India (BAI) for the Arjuna Award. Meanwhile, Bhaskar Babu, who is credited with coaching the likes of Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kas...

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Sindhu & other celebrities spread awareness about menstrual hygiene

Sindhu & other celebrities spread awareness about menstrual hygiene

New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Ace Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu believes periods are a normal, natural phenomenon which occurs in females and that there's nothing that they should be embarrassed about.According to Sindhu, people should end the taboo associated with periods and instead should talk about it ...

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World Jr Badminton C'ships now to be held in January 2021

World Jr Badminton C'ships now to be held in January 2021

Kuala Lumpur, May 29 (IANS) The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has decided to reschedule the World Junior Championships, which was slated to be held in Auckland, New Zealand in September this year. The tournament will now be held from January 11-24, 2021.The event will be preceded by the World Jun...

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BWF extends Olympic qualification period amid coronavirus pandemic

BWF extends Olympic qualification period amid coronavirus pandemic

Kuala Lumpur: The Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Wednesday announced the updated qualifying regulations for the Olympic, which includes an extended qualification period.The Olympic qualification period will be introduced from Week 1-17 in 2021 and includes the select number of tournaments that ...

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BWF extends Olympic qualification to next year

BWF extends Olympic qualification to next year

Kuala Lumpur, May 27 (IANS) The Badminton World Federation on Wednesday announced that it has extended its Olympic qualification period to next year. It said that all ranking points earned over the course of the tournaments that were played before the suspension of the sport due to the coronavirus p...

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BWF explains revamped 2020 calendar after players' criticism

BWF explains revamped 2020 calendar after players' criticism

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The Badminton World Federation (BWF) strongly defended their revamped calendar for the 2020 season after it came under intense scrutiny from top shuttlers.The BWF last week announced new dates of the tournaments on their roster after the initial calendar was shredded due to ...

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Nehwal, Kashyap, Praneeth lash out at BWF's revamped 2020 calendar

Nehwal, Kashyap, Praneeth lash out at BWF's revamped 2020 calendar

New Delhi: Indian shuttlers Parupalli Kashyap, Saina Nehwal and Sai Praneeth on Friday lashed out at the revamped tournament calendar announced by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) for the remaining 2020 season following disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.Taking to Twitter, Kashyap compl...

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