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Injured Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap ruled out of South Asian Games
Injured Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap ruled out of South Asian Games

Kashyap had earlier requested the BAI to excuse him from the Games.Shuttler Parupalli Kashyap was ruled out from participation in the 12th South Asian Games (SAG) due to an injury, the Badminton Association of India (BAI) confirmed on Thursday.Kashyap earlier requested the BAI and the sports ministry to excuse him from the Games, which begin on Friday. These will be held in Shillong and Guwahati from February 6 to 10.Female shuttler Jwala Gutta w

Feb 4 2016
Saina Nehwal out of 12th South Asian Games
Saina Nehwal out of 12th South Asian Games

Saina doesn’t want to hamper her fitness in any manner given that the Rio Olympics is just 6 months away.In a major blow to India’s chances at the 12th South Asian Games (SAG), World No. 2 Saina Nehwal is the latest big name to pull out of this multi-sporting event to be held in Guwahati and Shillong from February 5. Nehwal joins Parupalli Kashyap on the sidelines, who was earlier ruled out due to an abdominal strain he suffered from

Feb 4 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
Injured shuttler Parupalli Kashyap forced to participate in South Asian Games
Injured shuttler Parupalli Kashyap forced to participate in South Asian Games

Kashyap has suffered an abdominal strain, 12 weeks prior to the Rio OlympicsA strong quarter-final finish saw India’s Parupalli Kahsyap exit the tournament with an abdominal strain. The injury forced him to request the Sports Ministry for a leave for rehabilitation. Despite repeated inquiries, the Badminton Association of India (BAI) has replied by sending him air tickets for the tournament, which is set to begin on February 5.Kashyap has r

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
2016 Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold: Can PV Sindhu clinch a second straight title in two weeks?
2016 Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold: Can PV Sindhu clinch a second straight title in two weeks?

Defending champion Saina Nehwal wont be in actionThe 2016 edition of the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold has been dealt a big blow ahead of the main draw on Wednesday with World No.2 Saina Nehwal pulling out of the main draw. There were reports of the 25-year-old not having completely recovered from the injury and hence perhaps not competing in the tournament but in the latest draws that have emerged, Tanvi Lad has been added in place of the 2015 World

Jan 25 2016
2016 Malaysian Masters: Srikanth, Sindhu look to get season off to a positive start
2016 Malaysian Masters: Srikanth, Sindhu look to get season off to a positive start

PV Sindhu will have a good chance to start off from where she left off in the Premier Badminton LeagueThe 2016 badminton season kicks off on Tuesday with the Malaysia Masters starting in Kuching, Sarawak. This is going to be one of the most crucial periods in the calendar in recent times with just 8 months for Rio and 5 months left for the badminton players to qualify for the marquee event, it goes without that all players will need to be at thei

Jan 17 2016
Badminton expected to bring India at least 2 medals from Rio 2016
Badminton expected to bring India at least 2 medals from Rio 2016

Saina Nehwal is odds-on favourite to clinch her 2nd Olympic medal at RioBadminton Association of India (BAI) President Akhilesh Das Gupta said on Saturday that the country's shuttlers will bring home not one but at least two medals from the Rio Olympics later this year.Saina Nehwal became the first and only Indian to win an Olympic medal in badminton when she brought home a bronze from London in 2012."India will win at least two medals i

Jan 17 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 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
2016 Premier Badminton League: Hyderabad Hunters beat Bengaluru Top Guns despite Srikanth exploits
2016 Premier Badminton League: Hyderabad Hunters beat Bengaluru Top Guns despite Srikanth exploits

Kidambi Srikanth pulled off a terrific win over Lee Chong WeiThe Hyderabad Hunters beat the Bengaluru Top Guns 3-2 in the first match of the double header at the NSCI Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday. the hunters clinched both the Trump Matches, but the highlight of the afternoon came in the last match when Kidambi Srikanth beat Lee Chong Wei in the second Men's Singles rubber of the day.Here's how all the action unfolded:1.Women’s

Jan 3 2016
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