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HS Prannoy credits Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu India's positive mindset

HS Prannoy has asserted that Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu’s wins on the international stage is responsible for the positive mindset that Indian players have today. He also said that seeing Saina and Sindhu win at big tournaments, many Indian players started to believe in achieving similar feats.
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newsbadminton5 days ago

BWF to change the scoring system to reduce match timings

After introducing a new World Tour calendar this year, Badminton World Federation is now contemplating to bring more changes to the scoring system and a reduction in on-court coaching. The proposals will come up for discussion at BWF’s Annual General Meeting on May 19 in Bangkok.
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newsbadminton7 days ago

Rituparna Das and Mithun Manjunath win senior national ranking badminton singles titles

Former national champion Rituparna Das has bagged the women’s singles final in the All India Senior Ranking Badminton tournament at the Padukone-Dravid Centre of Sports Excellence in Bangalore on Sunday. In men's singles, Mithun Manjunath beat Siddharth Pratap Singh 21-12, 21-19 to secure the title.
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newsbadminton10 days ago

Nandagopal Kidambi and Alwin Francis win Iran International Challenge title in all-Indian final``

Alwin Francis and Nandagopal Kidambi handed a 9-11, 11-6, 7-11, 11-8, 11-9 loss to another Indian pair of Saurabh Sharma and Kona Tarun to win the men’s doubles final at the Iran International Challenge on Thursday. This is the pair's first title after pairing up with each other last year.
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newsbadminton17 days ago

India Open round up | PV Sindhu progresses to semis as Saina, Praneeth bow out

PV Sindhu continued her winning run at the India Open as she beat Beatriz Corrales 21-12, 21-19, 21-11 to book safe passage into the semi-finals. However, in what proved to be a disastrous day for India on the courts, Saina Nehwal, B Sai Praneeth, and Parupalli Kashyap were all ousted from the Open.
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newsbadminton17 days ago

Injury free Carolina Marin hopes to be stronger at All England Championship

Olympic gold medalist Carolina Marin believes that she will be at her absolute best for next month’s All England Championship as she is now devoid of all injuries and has a great team. She also stated that in today’s competitive badminton age, any player in the top 10 can win any tournament.
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newsbadminton18 days ago

India Open | PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal progress as Kidambi Srikanth bows out

PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal saw off Linda Zetchiri and Line Højmark Kjaerfeldt 21-10, 21-14 and 21-12, 21-11 respectively while Iskander Zulkarnan stunned Kidambi Srikanth 21-19, 21-17 in the India Open second round. The likes of Parupalli Kashyap, B Sai Praneeth have registered wins as well.
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newsbadminton18 days ago

Saina Nehwal hints at skipping Asian Badminton Championships

Saina Nehwal has expressed her unwillingness to participate in the Asian Badminton Championship stating that she wants to focus solely on the Commonwealth and Asian Games. The Indian star has also criticized the world governing body's new 15-tournament per year rule calling it a ‘killing schedule’.
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newsbadminton18 days ago

PV Sindhu's odd defeats can't be termed as failures, claims Gopichand

Pullela Gopichand has defended PV Sindhu’s critics, who have questioned the Indian for losing three major finals last season, saying that her odd losses can’t be termed as “her failures”. Sindhu had lost the finals at the World Championships, Hong Kong Open, and the World Finals in Dubai.
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newsbadminton19 days ago

BWF to review its crammed schedule after suffering criticism from shuttlers across globe

Badminton World Federation will review its crammed schedule which included the participation of top-ranked players in the minimum of 12 tournaments in the calendar year. This was announced when many top-ranked players pulled out of the India Open due to the tight schedule in the calendar year.
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