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Tag: Badminton World Federation

Qualification For Tokyo Olympics To End With India Open: BWF

Kaula Lumpur: The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has announced the tournament calendar for the first half of 2021, which includes 17 tournaments that will serve as qualification tournaments for the Tokyo Olympic Games. The new-look BWF tournament calendar sees a number of tournaments postponed from Q1 and Q2, and a handful of Grade 2 tournaments […]

Sindhu Stays At 5, Yamaguchi Takes Top Spot

New Delhi: Ace Indian shutter P.V. Sindhu has maintained her fifth spot in the women’s singles ranking released by Badminton World Federation (BWF), while her compatriot Saina Nehwal remained at eight. Nehwal will be competing at the Thailand Open after an injury lay-off had forced her to miss the Indonesia Open and Japan Open. Sindhu, […]

Saina, Carolina hit out at cramped BWF calendar

New Delhi: Spanish badminton star Carolina Marin is on the same page with India’s Saina Nehwal, who hit out at the cramped schedule of the Badminton World Federation today. Addressing mediapersons at the launch of the third edition of the Premier Badminton League (PBL), Saina advocated for a five-week Grand Slam tournament like tennis instead […]

BWF to test new service law from March

Kuala Lumpur: Badminton World Federation (BWF) declared that an experimental service law would be put to test from next March on Wednesday. The new service law stipulates that “the whole of the shuttle shall be below 1.15 meters from the surface of the court at the instant of being hit by the server’s racket”, hoping to […]

Indonesia offers $1mn prize money in badminton Superseries

Jakarta: Indonesia has put on a $1 million prize money for the upcoming Badminton World Federation (BWF)-sanctioned Superseries Premier championships slated here from June 12 to 18 here. Over 300 players, including top seeded players, from 21 countries and regions have been confirmed to take part in the event, it was announced on Monday. The […]