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Jwala Gutta expresses concern over the lack of depth in doubles in India
Jwala Gutta expresses concern over the lack of depth in doubles in India

Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa in actionIndian doubles specialist Jwala Gutta has come down hard at the state of  the doubles game in the country, saying she was the concerned about its state once she and her partner Ashwini Ponnaapa left the scene and asked the authorities to alter their attitude."After Ashwini and I, there is nobody and that is the plain truth. It's the doubles I'm more worried about," The 32-yer-old &n

Feb 9 2016
Jwala Gutta, Kidambi Srikanth confident for 12th South Asian Games
Jwala Gutta, Kidambi Srikanth confident for 12th South Asian Games

Srikanth is confident of India winning all their matches and medals.The 12th South Asian Games commencing today at Guwahati, the Badminton Association of India (BAI) announced Jwala Gutta as the captain of the Indian Women Badminton team while K Srikanth will be leading the Indian Men Badminton team to be held at Shillong from 6th to 10th February 2016.Speaking on the announcement, Dr. Akhilesh Das Gupta, President, Badminton Assoc

Feb 5 2016
Top 5 Indian performances at the 2016 Syed Modi International
Top 5 Indian performances at the 2016 Syed Modi International

The recently-concluded 2016 Syed Modi International Grand Prix Gold at Lucknow witnessed some thrilling action. Most importantly, there were some impressive performances from the homegrown players that will help to boost their confidence further in this critical Olympic qualifying period. Which Indian players stood out? Here'€™s a look at the top five performances from the homegrown players:

Feb 3 2016
Interview with Danish badminton player Mathias Boe:
Interview with Danish badminton player Mathias Boe: "Difficult for Jwala-Ashwini to win Olympic medal"

Jwala-Ashwini are India’s only realistic hope for a medal in doubles departmentIn a jolt to Indian hopes of a doubles medal at the Rio Olympics, Mathias Boe - Danish badminton player who is one of the world's leading shuttlers in the men's pairs event - has opined that India's premier women's combine of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa will find it extremely difficult to pull off the vaunted feat.Though chances of a medal wi

Feb 2 2016
Kidambi Srikanth advances; Parupalli Kashyap exits Syed Modi International
Kidambi Srikanth advances; Parupalli Kashyap exits Syed Modi International

Srikanth won 21-17, 18-21, 24-22  over the 53rd ranked Goh Soon Huat of Malaysia.On a day of mixed fortunes for India, top seed Kidambi Srikanth remains the last Indian standing in men’s singles as he entered the semi-finals of the Syed Modi International Badminton Championships in Lucknow on Friday. But it was the end of the road for the defending champion Parupalli Kashyap and the 19-year-old Harsheel Dani, both of whom were kno

Sindhu knocked out; Srikanth, Kashyap progress at Syed Modi International Badminton Championships
Sindhu knocked out; Srikanth, Kashyap progress at Syed Modi International Badminton Championships

In a shock exit, ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu was knocked out of the Syed Modi International Badminton Championships.The Syed Modi International Badminton Championships at Lucknow received a major blow on Thursday as Indian star PV Sindhu was knocked out in the second round. But there was good news from the other quarters as the men’s singles top seed Kidambi Srikanth and the defending champion Parupalli Kashyap both entered the quart

Jan 28 2016
P.V. Sindhu rises to World No.11 in the latest women's singles rankings
P.V. Sindhu rises to World No.11 in the latest women's singles rankings

Sindhu rose a place from No. 10 to No. 11.India's P.V. Sindhu rose a place in the women's singles rankings released by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Thursday to be ranked No.11. Saina Nehwal remained as the World No. 2.In men's singles, Kidambi Srikanth and H.S. Prannoy remained at No. 9 and No. 20 respectively as reigning Commonwealth Games champion. Parupalli also went up a place to No.14.Mumbai's Ajay Jayaram dro

Jan 28 2016
Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold: Results
Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold: Results

Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa won their match in straight gamesDay 1 ResultsKidambi Srikanth beat Vatannejad-Soroush Eskandari 21-4 21-10Sho Sasaki beat Utkarsha Arora 21-11 21-6Goh Soon Huat beat Aditya Prakash 21-11 21-12Iskandar Zainuddi beat RMV Gurusaidutt 21-10 21-17Boonsak Ponsana beat Siril Verma 21-8 21-18Ajay Jayaram beat Rupinder Singh 21-14 21-13Huang Yuxiang beat HS Prannoy 21-12 21-17Parupalli Kashyap beat Oscar Bansal

Jan 27 2016
Saina to lead full-strength Indian badminton squad for 12th South Asian Games
Saina to lead full-strength Indian badminton squad for 12th South Asian Games

Ace Indian shuttler would lead the 15-member Indian squad for the 12th South Asian Games.World No.2 Saina Nehwal will spearhead India's campaign in women's singles while World No.9 Kidambi Srikanth will be highest-ranked Indian in men's singles as the Badminton Association of India (BAI) announced a strong 15-member squad for the South Asian Games next month.Apart from Saina and Srikanth, double World Championship bronze medallis

Jan 27 2016
Badminton world reacts to the bombings in Jakarta; Chennai Smashers to wear black arm bands in semifinal
Badminton world reacts to the bombings in Jakarta; Chennai Smashers to wear black arm bands in semifinal

Indonesian police take cover behind a vehicle as they pursue suspects  The suicide bombings in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta has not just shaken the people who were either directly or indirectly impacted by the incident but also the sporting fraternity as well and in particular, many of the badminton players, who are currently involved in the Premier Badminton League(PBL) in India. One of the key men for the Chennai Smashe

Jan 14 2016
2016 Premier Badminton League: Mumbai Rockets beat Hyderabad Hunters 4-1 to knock them out of semifinal contention
2016 Premier Badminton League: Mumbai Rockets beat Hyderabad Hunters 4-1 to knock them out of semifinal contention

Parupalli Kashyap lost a decisive trump match in straight gamesThe Hyderabad Hunters suffered a 4-1 loss top the Mumbai Smashers in the opening match of the double header at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium on Monday, thereby getting themselves out of the semifinal race.Here’s how all the action unfolded:1.Women’s Singles: Supanida Kathetong(HH) vs Liuz Di(MR)The opening tie saw Die take the upper hand as she took a 4-3 lead before stret

Jan 11 2016
2016 Premier Badminton League: Saina vs Sindhu battle to light up Hyderabad
2016 Premier Badminton League: Saina vs Sindhu battle to light up Hyderabad

It will be Saina vs Sindhu later todayA mouthwatering double-header awaits Indian fans on the final day of the Hyderabad leg of the 2016 Premier Badminton League (PBL). The afternoon session will see the hosts facing the Mumbai Rockets in their bid to snap their losing streak. It is, however, the evening session that will be the cynosure of all eyes. The Awadhe Warriors vs Chennai Smashers showdown will be highlighted by a muc

Jan 11 2016
2016 Premier Badminon League: Chennai Smashers beat Hyderabad Hunters 4-3 to maintain their winning streak
2016 Premier Badminon League: Chennai Smashers beat Hyderabad Hunters 4-3 to maintain their winning streak

PV Sindhu maintained her unbeaten runThe Chennai Smashers continued its fine run in the 2016 premier Badminton League, beating the Hyderabad Hunters 4-3 to carry on its stupendous run.Here’s how all the action unfolded: 1.Mixed Doubles: Carsten Mogensen/Jwala Gutta[HH] vs Chris Adcock/Pia Zebadiah[CS]The opening game saw the Chennai pair take the upper hand as they took a 4-1 lead before stretching it to 8-3 at the interval mark to put

Jan 10 2016
Hyderabad Hunters vs Chennai Smashers preview: Tall order for the home team
Hyderabad Hunters vs Chennai Smashers preview: Tall order for the home team

Can Jwala Gutta inspire the Hunters to their 1st win on home soil?If the Hyderabad Hunters were hoping that playing at home would bring them luck, they were in for a rude shock as a Saina Nehwal-less Awadhe Warriors edged past them for a 4-3 win at the Gachibowli indoor Stadium on Saturday. The Hunters, however, have a chance for redemption very soon as they face the Chennai Smashers on Sunday at the same venue.Can they finall

Jan 10 2016
Premier Badminton League 2016: Delhi Acers beat Hyderabad Hunters on home ground
Premier Badminton League 2016: Delhi Acers beat Hyderabad Hunters on home ground

Delhi Acers' PC Thulasi was the first in action in the night's tieHome team Delhi Acers took on the Hyderabad Hunters at Delhi’s Siri Fort at the 2016 edition of the Premier Badminton League, and as it turned out, their home advantage would be telling. Despite being pushed hard in several of the matches, they came through unscathed by a scoreline that was a little flattering to them.Here’s how the games progressed:Women’

Jan 7 2016
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