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Shuttler Ajay Jayaram is ready for another Olympic qualifying cycle after four years
Shuttler Ajay Jayaram is ready for another Olympic qualifying cycle after four years

Jayram has now made more than a mark in the circuit.Four years ago, Indian shuttler Ajay Jayaram was well on his way to create a name for himself by qualifying for the Olympics on the basis on his ranking.But an early loss at the 2012 India Open followed by a semifinal performance of compatriot Parupalli Kashyap helped the latter earn the sought-after London ticket under fortuitous circumstances to add the famous denomination of being an Olympian

Jan 28 2016
Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold: Srikanth Kidambi reaches the semi-finals
Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold: Srikanth Kidambi reaches the semi-finals

 Srikanth just took 33 minutes in the quarter-finals.Men's singles second seed Srikanth needed just 33 minutes to move past China's Huang Yuxiang 21-15, 21-14 in the quarter-finals of the Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold. This was the first contest between the two.World No.9 Srikanth will face Malaysian Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin in the last four clash on Saturday. The Indian has a 1-0 record against him.However, it was the end of

Jan 22 2016
Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold: PV Sindhu storms into the semi-finals
Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold: PV Sindhu storms into the semi-finals

She beat her Indonesian opponent 21-10, 21-10.Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu played a clean game to beat old foe Lindaweni Fanetri and enter the women's singles semi-finals of the $120,000 Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold at the Spice Arena here on Friday.Third seed Sindhu took less than half an hour to beat her Indonesian opponent 21-10, 21-10 in the quarter-final to better her record to 8-2 against Lindaweni. This was also the World No.12'

Jan 22 2016
Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold: PV Sindhu, Ajay Jayaram, and Kidambi Srikanth reach the quarter-finals
Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold: PV Sindhu, Ajay Jayaram, and Kidambi Srikanth reach the quarter-finals

Sindhu came on top with a 21-13,13-21, 21-14 triumph.Indian singles shuttlers had a field day at the Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold on Thursday as P.V. Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth and Ajay Jayaram all won their respective matches to enter the quarter-finals of the $120,000 event being played at the Spice Stadium here.However, the Indian challenge in doubles ended with women partners Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa losing their second round match

Jan 21 2016
Malaysia Grand Prix Gold 2016: Results
Malaysia Grand Prix Gold 2016: Results

Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei is top seeded at the tournamentThe $120,000 Malaysia Grand Prix Gold is underway in Kuching, Sarawak. We bring you a roundup of the day’s key results.Round 1:Lee Chong Wei bt Fikri Ihsa Hadmadi 21-14, 21-15K Srikanth bt Wei Feng Chong 21-17, 21-11Subhankar Dey bt Kantaphon Wangcharoe 21-19, 21-16Ajay Jayaram bt Takuma Ueda 21-19, 21-11Sameer Verma bt Sho Sasaki 21-18, 21-18B Sai Praneeth bt Shahzan Misfahul 21

Ajay Jayaram lauds an all-round team effort behind the semifinal win over Chennai Smashers on Thursday
Ajay Jayaram lauds an all-round team effort behind the semifinal win over Chennai Smashers on Thursday

Ajay Jayaram in action on ThursdayThe Delhi Acers became the 1st team to make the cut to the final of the 2016 Premier Badminton League on Thursday, after beating the Chennai Smashers 4-3 in a pulsating contest at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru.Ajay Jayaram, who won a thrilling three-game contest against Sony Kuncoro, spoke exclusively to Sportskeda on the team’s performance, Sugiarto’s brilliant show and the amazing cr

Jan 15 2016
2016 Premier Badminton League: Delhi Acers beat Chennai Smashers 4-3 to book finals spot
2016 Premier Badminton League: Delhi Acers beat Chennai Smashers 4-3 to book finals spot

Ajay Jayaram won a pulsating three game tieThe Delhi Acers pulled off a fine 4-3 win over the Chennai Smashers to become the first team to make it to the final of the Premier Badminton league. The result was an affirmation of the Acers’ consistent play throughout the league, and they will now go into the summit clash as strong contenders.Here’s how all the action unfolded:1. Men’s Doubles: Koon Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong

Jan 14 2016
2016 Premier Badminton League: Can Chennai topple the confident Acers?
2016 Premier Badminton League: Can Chennai topple the confident Acers?

Will PV Sindhu continue her winning run?The last time the Delhi Acers and the Chennai Smashers locked horns at the 2016 Premier Badminton League (PBL), it was the Smashers who edged past the Acers 4-3. However, the scenario has changed completely since then as the Delhi team did not lose a single more match and finished the round robin stage on top of the table.As the two teams clash in the first semi-final at the Kanteerava Stadiu

Jan 14 2016
2016 Premier Badminton League: Mumbai vs Delhi clash promises to be a thriller
2016 Premier Badminton League: Mumbai vs Delhi clash promises to be a thriller

Ajay Jayaram in action during the Premier Badminton LeagueAfter ten days of action, we have finally arrived on the last day of the league matches at the Premier Badminton League (PBL). It is a crucial day as it will decide the fate of the four teams who are scheduled to play at Bengaluru.The day’s afternoon session will witness a mouthwatering tie between the Mumbai Rockets and the Delhi Acers and in the evening, the Chennai

Jan 13 2016
Interview with Ajay Jayaram:
Interview with Ajay Jayaram: "Winning All-England Championships is my biggest goal"

Ajay Jayaram in actionIndian shuttler Ajay Jayaram says that he is mentally tougher and more aggressive, having made a comeback from a series of injuries towards the end of 2015. The 28-year-old shuttler reached his maiden Super Series final at the Korea open and then won the Dutch Open in 2015.Hoping for an All-England championship triumph in March, Jayaram said, “I am really looking forward to the All England in March. If I get a streak l

Jan 9 2016
2016 Premier Badminton League: Will Delhi win their second straight tie or will Bengaluru open their account?
2016 Premier Badminton League: Will Delhi win their second straight tie or will Bengaluru open their account?

Can Kidambi Srikanth lead the Top Guns to their 1st win tonight? The second day of the Delhi leg will see the hosts the Delhi Acers who won their first match onThursday to take on the Bengaluru TopGuns, who will be desperate for their maiden win in the competition.Here’s a look ahead:1.Men’s Singles: Ajay Jayaram(DA) vs Kidambi Srikanth(BTG)(probable)The first of the two Men’s Singles ties is likely to be an inter

Jan 8 2016
2016 Premier  Badminton League: Delhi Acers look to start positively on home turf against Hyderabad Hunters
2016 Premier Badminton League: Delhi Acers look to start positively on home turf against Hyderabad Hunters

Lee Chong Wei will play of the two Men’s Singles ties of the nightAfter the Mumbai and Lucknow legs, the 2016 Premier Badminton League (PBL) now arrives at Delhi where the first match will see the hosts Delhi Acers locking horns with the Hyderabad Hunters. While the Lee Chong Wei-powered Hunters won the only match they have played so far, the Acers are yet to open their account.Could this be the match where their efforts finally b

Jan 7 2016
2016 Premier Badminton League: Chennai edge Delhi to register second straight win
2016 Premier Badminton League: Chennai edge Delhi to register second straight win

PV Sindhu won her second straight match of the PBLThe Chennai Smashers registered their second straight in the 2016 Premier Badminton League, beating the Delhi Acers 4-3 in the opening match of the double header in Lucknow on Tuesday.Here’s how all the action unfolded:1.Men’s Doubles: Tan Boon Heong/Koon Kiet Keat(DA) vs Chris Adcock/Pranaav Jerry Chopra(CS)The opening game saw the Chennai pair take the early upper hand as they took a

Jan 5 2016
2016 Premier Badminton League: Can Awadhe Warriors bounce back on home turf?
2016 Premier Badminton League: Can Awadhe Warriors bounce back on home turf?

Will Saina Nehwal make her PBL debut later today?After losing their opening contest against the Mumbai Rockets on Saturday, the Awadhe Warriors will look to bounce back in front of their home fans on Monday, when they face the Delhi Acers  in the opening day of the Lucknow leg of the 2016 Premier Badminton League.Here’s a look ahead to what we can expect:Men’s Singles: Sai Praneeth(AW) vs Rajiv Ouseph(DA)(probable)After

Jan 4 2016
How do the Delhi Acers stack up?
How do the Delhi Acers stack up?

Ajay Jayaram will play for the Delhi Acers The Delhi Acers owned by the Infinite Computer Solutions  will representative for the capital in the 2016 Premier Badminton League. The team have a formidable set of players, each capable of beating anybody on their day. The Delhi side will play their home matches DDA Badminton & Squash Stadium at Siri Fort and play host to the third  leg of the competition on January 7th

Dec 29 2015
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