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23.06.20 Badminton England Open Letter to Government

Dear All I am completely bewildered by the announcement from the Prime Minister who has decided not to follow his Government’s own roadmap for the reopening of indoor sports facilities. The reopening of indoor sports facilities from 4 July has been on the Government’s roadmap for several weeks now and in that time Badminton England…

Badminton courts and gyms in demand in phase two

PublishedJun 23, 2020, 5:00 am SGT Badminton courts and gyms were the two most popular public sports facilities used by residents here as the country moved into Phase 2 of the reopening last Friday, Sport Singapore (SportSG) said yesterday. In response to queries by The Straits Times, the national sports agency said an average of…

Down to 50% fitness level, want to train: Chirag Shetty

NEW DELHI: The wait-and-watch policy can become frustrating for an athlete when he is 'waiting' as the situation demands, but at the same time also 'watching' some of his compatriots return to training. Doubles badminton ace Chirag Shetty finds himself in a similar situation. Shetty's hometown Mumbai is among the cities most severely hit by…

Gopichand recommends Prannoy for Arjuna Award

Pullela Gopichand and HS Prannoy. (TOI Photo)HYDERABAD: In a move that may not go down well with the Badminton Association of India (BAI), Pullela Gopichand has recommended HS Prannoy for the Arjuna Award. BAI had on Friday said that Prannoy was not recommended for the award on disciplinary grounds. It may be recalled that Prannoy…

BAI forwards Kidambi Srikanth’s name for Khel Ratna after shuttler issues apology; show-cause notice for Prannoy

Earlier, on disciplinary grounds, the Badminton Association of India (BAI) had not nominated world number 14 Kidambi Srikanth and 28th ranked HS Prannoy for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and Arjuna Award respectively. HS Prannoy and Kidambi Srikanth (Twitter Image)HIGHLIGHTSSrikanth and Prannoy had left the squad at the Asian Badminton Championship in ManilaPrannoy had launched…

Looking back, Chong Wei states he made right choice to retire

KUALA LUMPUR: Badminton legend Datuk Lee Chong Wei (pix) last night recounted his journey to retirement on June 13 last year, describing it as a heavy but right decision. “It was heavy, very heavy,“ he said in a posting on his official Facebook and Instagram page in conjunction with a year of his retirement. Chong…

Recalling, Malaysia’s badminton legend Chong Wei states made best decision to retire

Loading... Datuk Lee Chong Wei wipes away tears during a news conference to announce his retirement in Putrajaya June 13, 2019. — ReutersKUALA LUMPUR, June 14 — Malaysia’s badminton legend Datuk Lee Chong Wei last night recounted his journey to retirement on June 13 last year, describing it as a heavy but right decision. “It…

Chinese sporting spouses call for CCP to be ‘kicked off stage’

Chinese soccer, badminton stars say CCP 'obliterates people's sense of humanity' Ye (left), Hao (right) call downfall of CCP. (YouTube screenshot) TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese married couple, both of whom are highly accomplished in their respective sports, on Tuesday (June 9) reiterated their calls for the overthrow of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).…